There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
~ Andrew Jackson
Let's summarize the most urgent projects in my queue, shall we? I committed to making 9 insulted wine totes and 9 insulated casserole carriers as Christmas gifts for my friends at work AND I decided to make a dancing dress for a New Year's Eve dance at our dancing teacher's studio.
So, what do I do in my sewing room the weekend before Christmas?
Work on insulated wine totes? - you guess...
No, try again, I reply.
Hmmm... insulted casserole carriers, maybe?
Not quite - one more guess.
Then it must be your dancing dress, right?
Strike three! And you're out! (Or maybe I'm the one who is out - as in "out of her mind!")
For Christmas we got Ana a device that will let her access the internet on her little laptop (really, a "netbook") and this weekend I designed and sewed a little fabric roll to carry it:
She really likes red and I found this little collection of bundled fat quarters that I thought would appeal to her:
The base is like one of those pencil rolls (free patterns abound on the internet).
Inside, I attached 2 pouches with flaps and one velcro strip - to hold the device, the cable and the USB/electric plug converter.
The flaps attach to the pouches with velcro, to keep the equipment from spilling out.
I put a layer of batting inside everything (the base and the pouches) to provide a touch of padding / protection for the equipment.
I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, especially given that it is my first experiment. :)
I think Ana will really like it!
And even if I wasn't sewing on what I SHOULD have been sewing on, at least I was SEWING! Yay! :)
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and (if you celebrate it) are ready for Christmas next week!