May has turned out to be fairly busy work wise, which means a lot of my sewing projects have been put on hold or left until the last minute. There are two projects that I need to finish by Friday evening. So, I think I will be busy for the next few evenings – but at least it is a fun kind of busy!
The first project is a gifts for my son’s teachers. His last day of school is on Friday and I want to give them something special to thank them for all they’ve done this year. Every teacher needs a lunch bag, and Heather Bailey’s Jack and Jill pattern is the perfect one! I’m using laminated cotton fabrics for this project, which is something I’ve been looking forward to trying — I’ll let you know how it goes. One teacher gets a blue bag and the other gets a pink one!
The next project is ballet shoe bags for my friend who runs the dance studio Graceful Expressions. Each year at her recital, the graduating girls receive a beautifully handcrafted bag (by me) for their ballet shoes. Apparently, this is a tradition the girls look forward to, so I have to make sure they are not disappointed this year. There are two different types of ballet fabric – the pink is for the younger girls and the red for the older ones (it looks more chic).
I’ll post finished projects later. Keep it thimble!