Last weekend I didn’t get any time in my sewing cave at all! Even on my busy weekends, I always manage to potter around in there for a short while. Picking up fabric or patterns to contemplate my next project. But last weekend, there just wasn’t any time and I’ve felt lost and stressed all week, which I’ve put down to this lack of peace in my
sewing happy place.
The school term is almost finished and I am hanging for holidays. We are all tired and stressed and in need of a few lazy mornings. My sewing time has suffered this term, largely due to my increased workload – working full time, kid in kindy, two busy boys refusing to do homework or hand in notes and husband working crazy hours in his new job. One would think that the additional work that I’ve undertaken would mean that I’d been crashing in bed each night, but alas this is not the case. My sleep has been worse than ever. 🙁
Reading has always helped me sleep, but I don’t find reading in bed works for us as it hurts my eyes and the light keeps my husband awake, which means he becomes the cranky one. So I coughed up some $$ and bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite – which I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I can read in bed with no light and my eyes don’t hurt!
Naturally with a new gadget, I needed a new case and that is something simple enough to knock together without hurting my brain too much. I made this Kindle case the weekend before last from an old felt laptop case which I don’t use anymore – who even owns a laptop that big anyway?? I cut it apart, attached velcro, sewed up the side and voila! New case.
It was so simple that I made another for a friend too.
While sewing grey, it only felt right to knock up a simple grey tank with some fabric left over from the tee in this post. This tank has been on such high rotation since I finished it. I can’t believe I’ve never owned a simple grey knit tank – it’s so versatile!
To make this an even quicker project, I simply turned under the edges and cover stitched them. It’s not the best finish for all knit fabrics, especially thin ones, but worked a treat here.
I hope you have a great week! only 4 more work days till holidays!!