I've been working more on my groovy quilt and thought I'd show you some of my "make-do's".
As I take the basting pins out of my quilt-in-the-making, I put them into a little jar where pimientos used to live. My trusty seam ripper rests on a little mat I made from the trimmings of a quilt I made earlier.
My sweet little scissors are there, close to hand, too. I keep them on the little mat so they don't slide around all over the place or fall on the floor.
Tonight I took a little break from sewing. You know how it is - your back and your neck just demand that you stop from time to time. And I started thinking. I was thinking about how cute the little scissor fobs are and that I wanted one. And then I thought maybe I could make one. So I looked around and thought some more, and this is what I came up with.
I like it. A lot. I especially like that I made it myself with things I had right here in my house already without going out and buying anything.
Now, don't my scissors look happier? Sorry, seam ripper, I can't make one for you.
Oh, and the gloves I use while I'm quilting are these stretchy knit, latex-coated garden gloves I got from the hardware store. I have the regular quilting gloves, but I like these better. They're grippier.
It's fun to find new uses for things you already have, isn't it? Or could it be that I'm just a cheapskate? Oh well, I'm having fun anyway!