For a while now we have been making our plastic bags into little balls and putting them in the cupboard under the kitchen sink. Well, I didn’t actually realise how out of hand the collection was getting until they started spilling out of the cupboard…I’m sure we had over 100 bags under there! This spurred me on to make a bag to hold a few plastic bags AND to get rid of the others!
I had an idea of what I wanted to make in my mind but I couldn’t find any tutorials online to match so I decided to draft what I needed myself. The bag I had in mind was close to the ones from Jeni’s tutorial over on In Color Order. Only, I wanted an accent piece on the base as well as around the top. As I wanted a long narrow bag, I also needed to change the measurements.
So it’s Valentine’s day on Saturday so I’m expecting lots and lots of heart filled posts being linked up this week! I have been getting craft with a couple of Valentine’s things this week but nothing too exciting really, just a little simple felt love heart. Get linking up everyone!
I recently borrowed a book from the library called ‘Simple Sewing with Lola Nova’ which has loads of useful projects that are quite different to the ones that get recycled over and over. The blog is also worth a read! It was one of these projects that got me thinking about giving the bathroom a little makeover. The bathmat project was simple but I did change a few things to suit what I needed. I bought a plain grey hand towel from Walmart that would be used as the back of the mat. My plan needed to reflect the measurements of the towel so my patchwork squares were different to those in the book.