Happiness as a crafter — I have been able to use my friend’s newer sewing machine with a walking foot to finish Caleb’s quilt. I had to run to the fabric store tonight to get a vanishing ink pen, which I found. I also found fat quarters for $0.25!!!! Perfect for the Christmas gifts that I determined last month. I also got more suiting than I could want for $0.86 and a muslin remnant that I would buy anyway for $1.40.
Yes, I already know what I am giving people for Christmas, due to Sew, Mama Sew‘s Fat Quarter February. I think I will end up making my own bias tape for the first time in my life to get spiffy results. I am all about spiffy and being non-conventionally conventional, which is what my bias tape will be. At least in my head. In reality, we’ll see.
I keep hoping that I’ll find a fat quarter cute enough to make a Buttercup Bag with. I think I’m shopping at the wrong store. I actually know where to find that cute fabric, but the designer $9/yard price tag scares me! But comparing the cost of a cute handbag at Target to the price of materials for Buttercup may not show a downside to $9/yard.