First, I made some tomato basil soup.. it was divine! I will have to post the recipe because it is a keeper. Lots of fresh veggies and lots of cutting, but worth it in the end.
Second, I have been needing a new make-up bag for awhile. My foundation exploded in my last bag, and since then I have been using the bags that they put your clothes in when you buy something at Urban Outfitters. PATHETIC. I can't believe I didn't think of doing this sooner.
This is the front, it was striped fabric so I just angled it and sewed a seam down the middle.
Since it was Sunday I had to use the resources I had around the house. I repurposed the red zipper from my previous make-up bag. I love how it turned out! The pop of red is a fun detail.
This is the back, pretty boring. This is outdoor fabric so it is stain resistant and semi-waterproof. Also, it's washable.
I lined the inside with some plain white linen type fabric, I would have preferred a navy blue to match the stripes and to show less dirt, but this will do.
Finished! This project was great because I have needed a new bag forever but didn't want to spend any money. This was FREE and took me only about 30 minutes.
I have to post about this because, let's face it, everyone has those projects they mess up. Taylor is having a hard time finding a tailored style white Sunday shirt. I thought I could quickly adjust one of the one's he had and avoid a tailoring fee. Well I was wrong. I accidentally miscalculated the amount I was taking off on the sides and Taylor ended up with an extremely tight fitting shirt! ARGh. Good thing this was his least favorite shirt. I will try again on one he likes more, and now that I know where I went wrong, it should be a piece of cake.
Taylor thought it was so funny how much I messed up. He was dancing around in the shirt doing all those funny things that Taylor does best. I am glad we were able to laugh about this!
My last project turned out well. I found this skirt at anthropology for a really good price but it was a few sizes too big. I took in the sides and adjusted the pockets and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. You may notice I am wearing Taylor's messed up shirt, I am thinking I can re-purpose it to work for me.
I found this link on pinterest and I think I will give it a shot. What do I have to lose?!
All-in-all I feel super accomplished today, three sewing projects and a new soup recipe done! I have to savor days like this because they are far and few.