So my oldest son had these shorts he LOVES but they were looking ROUGH… so, like a good mom, I pulled out my sewing machine and went to work fixing them. Since it was still out from Thursday and it was HOT outside and made me feel like being indoors, I started feeling a bit crafty.
I LOVE making things and everything I do is self-taught so it’s far from perfect, but I love the idea of creating new stuff or decorating old stuff. I have this insane collection of scrap fabric
So I decided to do something creative. I took bits and pieces and sewed them together in a patchwork style until I had a really large piece of fabric to work with.
then I took a solid color of fabric (boring white but it works) and lined the inside
once I stitched it all the way around, flipped it inside out, hemmed the top raw edges, added some straps and trim – Wa La! I now have a totally unique and totally “me” tote bag:
It turned out awesome and I feel very productive in a slacker kinda way 🙂 – perfect Saturday project.
With me in school, I HATE to carry a backpack so this works out perfect! once school is out, it’s perfect for toting whatever else – other sewing projects, pool stuff, whatever! can you tell I’m pretty impressed with myself?
Anyway, nothing new on the diet front – still same weight so at least I’m not gaining! No complaints and lots of energy still.
Day 1- 260 lbs
Goal- 180 lbs
Day 4- 253.5 lbs
6.5 lbs lost!