Thursday, December 29, 2011

I want to sew, but there is a seven foot tree in my way.

One major downside to sewing in the living space is that sometimes your space gets infringed upon by, you know, living. I love our Christmas tree and all, but I need get this giant tree out of here so that I can access my sewing machine again. Now that I've chucked my ridiculous handmade Christmas list, I'm feeling like I might actually enjoy sewing again. Especially, you know, for me.

First up: A zip pouch for my banjo fingerpicks. I'm thinking something basic like this.

Did you know I have never made a zippered case? But it can't be that hard, right? Right?

I've caught another cold (this is just not fair!), so I'm calling in sick (honestly, all of my clients are on vacation right now, so work is deadly quiet anyway), and I'm going to recruit brother/uncle Harpal to help me with the task of packing up all of the ornaments and getting this tree outtahere.


  1. I'm looking forward to getting our tree outta here too! Our living room is just not big enough to have a tree in the middle of it!

  2. i can relate! most importantly, how goes the banjo playing?

  3. Ugh, we've had a cold too, and I got unreasonably cranky that while I soldiered on through having Andy's family all over for late Christmas celebrations, now he has it, it's a Man Cold of course and he's all 'woe is me'. Grr. Oh, sorry to vent in your comments, ha!
    I've done a couple of zippered pouches and I think I used a tutorial from Flossie Teacakes. Figuring out the zipper insertion with a lining was harder than I thought it should be but somehow it worked. Good luck!

  4. i also have a cold :( its really going around!


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