I had a rough week last week. We tragically lost a dear friend. It may be something I blog about in the future, but it is too raw right now and we are still in the midst of dealing with everything.
I want to remember how beautiful life and the world is, and in doing so, I am getting back to my commitment I made to myself this year. It is probably a really good thing that my year challenge is to complete one sewing project every week and not to blog about it in a timely manner (which I really should, but it is not yet required in my by-laws). I have been sewing at least one project every week, but have not always gotten around to post every single one.
Week #9 Finished Project
Challenge: Sew Something Using Scraps
Project: Make a Belt for Elle Bean
I actually ended up making two belts on Week #9, one for Elle Bean
and one for the Princess P (she saw what I was making for Elle and really wanted one too).
I had to make some modifications to the Princess P's belt because I realized that the underside of the belt shows up quite a bit when using D-rings due to the way the belt is looped through them.
I intend to put up a tutorial for this project and experiment with using a belt buckle.
Week #10 Scrap Happy Again
Challenge: Make Something for the Teenager
Project: USB/Data Stick holder
I had so much fun using scraps, I crated another project using them.
The Princess P is really getting in to the fact that I have started sewing and she loves all the up-cycling and re-purposing I am trying to incorporate. She wants me to sew for her too but sometimes it is hard to come up with things a teenager would like.
I had a light bulb moment when she misplaced her data stick that she uses for her photography class for the third time. I came up with a design (went through a few actually) and crated a data stick holder that she can put on her key chain.
They are really pretty easy to make and I will definitely be putting up a tutorial in the next week or so.
I have really enjoyed coming up with things to make with scraps. It might end up being an extra occasional post like Turn it Around Thursday.