With my studio back home now and school in full-swing, I have been itching to spend a few hours in my new studio space and sew something. Has that happened yet? Of course not. Because, you see, I suffer from Startitis. You know what I'm talking about: too many ideas, too many materials, too much inspiration, and way too much procrastination. But thanks to my resolve to blog regularly this year and creating an actual editorial calendar*, I made time to plan, cut out, stitch, and actually complete a project. And we're not talking about a project for project's sake just to blog it, either. Oh no. I am too old for that malarkey. This is something that serves a purpose, something I need and actually have wanted to make for some time. So I did. And I love it.
The girls each had friends over for playdates Monday, so after cookie baking and chitchat was over, I found myself with a bit of free time on my hands. Imagine that! Wasting not a single moment, I reached immediately for a few favorite fabrics (small red gingham + a vintage feed sack print I've been "saving" for years), and cut them into goodly sized squares. And in less than 1/2 hour this fabric work basket was complete, just as I had imagined, and ready to be filled with knitting WIPs (a Malabrigo Clapotis and legwarmers at this very moment) to be within an arm's reach in the evenings when the house quiets down.
Basically it is a boxed-bottom bag without handles and then simply cuffed over. It's reversible, too. The process of creating it was really simple: I didn't measure, didn't pin, I just made it and it is everything I had hoped it would be. If you would like a how-to, check out the instructions in my Kidlet pattern from back in the day (it's free!) but just make it without the handle. I didn't even use any interfacing with the one shown above and it is pretty floppy when empty, but once filled it holds its shape just fine and has just the right amount of slouch I like. Some of these will surely pop up over at Vintage Made Modern soon, too. After I make a few more for around the house, that is. xoxo
*Tuesday is Sewing Day