She has a problem with more than tomato sauce cans.
She also likes fabric.
Usually recyclable stuff.
A few years ago (thank goodness I can honestly say it hasn't been much longer than that!), I bought a bunch of these remnant pieces that come in books off of Ebay.
That Ebay thing alone was quite a learning lesson.
It was my first purchase using that mode of shopping and I hit that Click button before my brain registered the price of shipping.
Ouch! It was quite painful ... usually the way I learn my lessons best.
Vacation week has given me a few days to play with the sewing machine.
The other day I whipped up some little doll blankets for a couple nieces of mine who are much too young to be able to read this.
Sometimes I think a pattern might be easier to follow than the wing it plan, but it worked.
My goal was to get rid of that pile of fabrics. It was quite a modge podge of colors, texture and design. Today I was at the table sewing long before I even thought of getting out of pajamas.
Just have to love, love, love a day like this one!
After a lot of what if I do this and some of what if I do that ... I sort of came up with a plan that seemed to work in the end.
My seam allowances ended up being a big larger than I usually sew and fabric pieces certainly dwindle quickly when you're cutting and sewing. What looked like it would be a good size throw or blanket when the pieces were just laid out on the bed to begin with certainly turned into a throw. About 4' x 4.5'. It'll work for a nap. That's what counts!
The rest of that particular pile of fabric is hitting the trash tomorrow. Just bits and pieces left and I don't need another drawer or two of bits and pieces.
It needs some kind of filling and backing after which it will be ready for a nap or a good book.
My kind of thing.