It was going fantastically well… (and if you follow my page on Facebook, you know where this story is going)
I think I am going to just lop off the top of the bag and insert a whole new zipper, which is a good thing, since the strap extenders got all wonky when I put the zip in anyway.
This pattern was a lot trickier than I thought it would be (or than I thought I could handle flawlessly). It does say it is intermediate/advanced. I think I have more work to do until I can call myself that.
Any tips from you experienced sewsists? How would you handle installing a zipper upside down (uh, other than throwing the bag on the floor and stomping it a bit, *ahem*)?
We had a very pleasant relaxed Father’s Day. The weather was gorgeous, and we had no plans.
I love those days. We don’t often get unscheduled days. My husband’s wish was to mow the lawn, then go to the park and let the kids ride their bikes while we walked. I whipped up some easy mushroom risotto for dinner once we got home, and he was over-the-moon.
The kids showered him with handmade gifts. Falafel actually made really great things in school before it ended. I love that they incorporate clay and sewing into their projects and really make such beautiful things for all the Holidays.
I made some shaving cream for him. I am allergic to most things, and he hasn’t found one that hasn’t made me rash or sneeze! So I found this very cool recipe for Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream and decided to give it a go. I am hoping I can be around it!
Today we are back to “scheduled”.
How did you spend Father’s Day?
Happy Father’s Day to all of you wonderful Dads out there!
Personally, I am wishing my own husband a very special day because we truly appreciate all he does. He is a good Father. He loves our girls with all of his heart, and it shows.
He is always up for a walk on the beach with them. He gives very sound advice when they ask. He always keeps his cool and has a very even temper with them. I admire how he can stay so calm. Even with our teenager.
Well, he does.
PS- I wish my own Dad a very Happy Father’s Day too…but on the phone since he doesn’t know how to work these here internets. LOVE you Dad!
Come back next week for On-Our-Shelves Sunday!
Yesterday I shared the first Aeroplane bag I made. Today I will show you what I did differently for my second one!
Months ago, our dear friend, Carolyn gave me a bunch of thrifted fabrics as a gift (she knows me so well). In that lovely package was a quilted mat-type blanket. Not really sure what it was meant to be, but it was perfect for this project! Since the first bag was claimed by The Bee, Falafel got to choose the lining fabric for this one. She picked another thrifted sheet in my stash.
Another change I made was to use store bought straps (shorter because she requested them so) and attach them to the bottom seam, and over the front pocket (separating the large pocket into three). I must say that I really appreciate the ease of these straps. Sturdy. No ironing. Perfect.
What have you made today?
It has taken me this long to get to one of them, but I finally had the motivation of an upcoming trip.
I started with the Aeroplane Bag. I followed the pattern pretty closely for this first one. Although, I didn’t use heavy interfacing. Honestly, I didn’t want to invest in it if it wasn’t going to be a bag I loved, so I used what I had.
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OK, my kids don’t lose teeth until they almost are 8, and apparently cannot ride a 2 wheeler without training wheels until that age as well. Coincidence??
With The Bee, I remember very clearly the day when she was 5 years old that she came up to us and said, “I don’t want to learn how to ride a bike. I retire“. And she did.
Until one day when she was 8, she took out her bike (we had taken off the training wheels in hopes that one day she might want to try it again), went outside, and taught herself how to ride it in an afternoon. All on her own.
Jim and I just looked at each other. We had never seen such will before. First to decide she would “retire” at 5 and stick to it until three years later when she decided she was ready. And she was.
Our second child, we thought, would be different. She is, slightly. She has never declared that she never wanted to ride again. But she wouldn’t even try riding her bike without training wheels, until now.
Do your kids ride bikes? What age did they start?
It is (more accurately) the last few days of school, here. I am amazed at how many field trip/outings they jam in the last month!
Is school out, yet, for your kids?