So, I’ve got these two purses to make, and part of what has been keeping me from starting on them is the fact that I don’t have buttons made to match. Today, out of sheer laziness and an effort to avoid putting away the sewing machine and taking out my clay supplies, I took a look through my button box.
As luck would have it, the buttons I made back in January to go with Amy Butler’s Belle fabrics, were also a perfect match for the pile on the left, which is made up of Amy Butler’s Lotus fabrics in green, and is soon to be Sarah’s bag.
I lucked out even further when I realized that I still had a small pile of Swamp buttons (I thought I’d used them up, for some reason) which are always nice paired with Bleeker Street fabrics, aka the pile on the right, soon to be Jen’s bag.
So now I have no excuse not to spend this evening sitting on the floor cutting out purse fabric into all the right shapes and sizes. Except…
I spent this afternoon sitting on the floor cutting this thrifted sheet into fat quarters and now my lower back is in protest. Sometimes I think I’m 97 instead of 37… Anyway, this pretty little pile will soon be on its way to the Oh! Fransson Vintage Sheet Patchwork Swap. I have one more sheet to cut up, but, again, the back thing. Hopefully after a nice supper of Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken my body will be more in a mood to cooperate with my crafty desires.
It still feels like the weekend. Neil took this week off, and the boys are done with school, so with everybody here, today’s pace has been much the same as it is on a Saturday. Sleeping a bit later than usual, coming downstairs and lazily checking my google reader instead of my agenda, putting off my shower (and then forgetting to take it altogether)… these are the things of the weekend. If I can keep up this leisurely pace and still get some important work done, as well as some important play, I’ll be a happy camper this week!