Friday, October 17, 2014
Sewing Origami Bags...
Our weather is turning cooler and the daylight is getter shorter. We had a glorious partial day of rain which gave us about 3/4 inch. We need feet to end our drought however I am grateful for every drop. It did at least water our plants. While it was raining I was lucky enough to sew. I have made Origami Bags before and shared them with the link to the tutorial I used. This time I used this one from YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLhdOyTDjm4 I adore this sunflower fabric and lined each bag with a different complimentary fabric.
When I ran away to spend time with my Sister I gave her this Origami Bag...just because. I knew she would love it and she did. I know the photo is blurry but you get the idea.
Here I tried to short-cut the sewing process. I began with a linen napkin. No lining. Very fast however it is rather limp.
I do really like the feel and size. It was very quick and simple to make.
I purposefully sewed it with the pockets on the inside. This bag was put to good use recently. It held my techy chargers and cords. No extra weight from this bag and I could easily find what I needed.
Here is another Fall themed fabric and I really like this one as well. Pockets on the outside and hand stitched buttons to give it more personality and shape.
Here is the Origami Bag flat without drawing the ribbons up. You can see it is fun to pair fabrics and play with buttons and ribbons. Yes, my ribbon rack is getting lots of excellent usage. What a joy to see and access just the right ribbons.
I am seeing so many bloggers and emails and FaceBook and comments regarding how fast the time is going. How busy everyone is and with that comes the stress of trying to do it all. I, too, was feeling overwhelmed with so much to do and so little time. I thought about it for a few days and then that little voice (totally sounds like Mr. C and his wisdom speaking to me) gave me the path I was seeking. If I cannot do it all then I need to prioritize how and what I want to accomplish. This is no simple task as you all know. I made a few decisions and decided that I am going to pare down my tasks and how I spend my time. First to eliminate was my French class and lessons I signed up for. I will try to schedule French in 2015. Next is to actually say NO to volunteering. Not all of it...just too much of it. Most importantly is to spend each day being grateful for every minute and all I am blessed with. I shall truly give Thanks for every day. I shall enjoy my journey. As I write this I am realizing it is easy to say. Now to actually live this...
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Dare to Delight and Create What Makes You Happy...