I really enjoyed making this linen tote bag that I posted earlier. I decided to make another but with a different design but still using a deer motif. Here's a close up pic. Cute.
Oh, but I ruined the bag. I had a brain fart. I grabbed the wrong interfacing...craft fuse, which makes your sewing project very stiff. Stiffness is okay, perhaps when using with a cotton fabric to make a structured bag but unfortunately it does not work at all for this linen bag which I wanted to be soft and natural.
I noticed the stiffness when ironing the interfacing to the linen but my lame brain thought it would soften up as I work with the bag. Another brain fart moment.
See the stiffness and the ugly crinkles? Wrinkles would be good but Crinkles? yuck.
I still want to make another bag but I need to get over this one first.
On another note, my friend is retiring in a couple of weeks. She shared her bucket list with me...filled with dreams of trips to Japan, China, and Europe and a whole load of craft projects...10 lap quilts, scrapbooks galore, a recipe collection and more. whew.
I have a list too but I don't call it my bucket list. It's simply 'a list' of 100 things. Yeah crazy me. I don't treat it like a 'to do' list because hey, a to do list sounds like a lot of work. My list is centered around FOOD (lots of it), health, relationships, learning, and giving.
My 100 things to do list :
Silly things...eat a sinful ice cream treat on my birthday, drink Chai at Starbucks, make ice cream sandwiches, fix hem on jeans, drink wine (hah)
Crafty things ... sew a dress or blouse, take a scrapbooking class, volunteer in projects involving crafts, do a crafty blog, teach a craft class
Food things...Find tasty recipes and make: gyoza, pizza dough, bread, rolls, sushi rice, chocolate chip cookie, brownie, pancake
Travel things...Visits to China, Japan, Europe..just travel, period
For the soul things...start a herb garden, laugh more, lighten up, judge not, love what I do, protect my spirit from others
..there's more. I check my list every so often to check off things that I did. If I do I do, if I don't I don't.
Getting back to my friend...we each made 'favors' for her luncheon. This was my contribution .. home baked butter mochi cake ( a local favorite) in a container adorned with this cute bird.
..till next time...hugs, kat