February 04, 2014
Self Care Sewing . . .
There has been a new thing trending in the online sewing and quilting community - it's called Self Care Sewing and the intention is that we craft for ourselves more often, without guilt. Sounds good to me - and I have plenty of favorite fabrics that I would love to see and enjoy more often. The first item for myself this year was a custom cover for my Bible - I included pockets for a pen and notebook - and I want to mention that these were bought (along with another book) with a gift certificate from my secret sister (THANK-YOU!). And you want to know what's fantastic about the pen?! It has my full name embossed on it - no sharing or getting stolen by my kids :)
The fabrics are from Pat Bravo's Poetica line, and are left over from a quilt top that I made for myself - which has been left untouched in my sewing room for almost a year! I have been distracted by other projects, and more than a little stumped by how I want to quilt it - suggestions are always appreciated!!
Not sure if I love the fabric flower, I think I'm going to remake it in a flatter version. But I love everything else about this cover. So now I'm already thinking of what I should make for myself next - I think I've made myself enough bags and pouches, and would love some more every day items for around the house. I'm thinking sewing machine cover, KitchenAid cover, Nook cover, more ideas welcome . . .