Sunday, August 4, 2013

Practical Arts

As much as I enjoy sewing quilts with no specific purpose or need in mind, sometimes it is nice to make something that is actually necessary.
 So first up today was a pair of liners for the PVC hamper that I made to go under the counter in the laundry room.  There was a white set that I had made earlier, but the kids kept putting wet clothes in them and they got a little moldy.
 These can be removed for washing, but I'm going to warn the kids NOT to put wet clothes in them OR ELSE.
 Next up, Anna wanted to make some more lunchbags for back to school.  The first one is green with a monkey lining for Sydney, next is a floral with pink lining for Anna, then my orphan string block followed by one in red and black for Ryan and finally, the original that Anna made with her friend a few days ago.  We still need the handles, but everyone has scattered to play with friends so shopping will have to wait until the afternoon.  Tutorial for these really handy bags found at SewMama Sew.  Check it out.  
Then, just because I was on a roll of practicality, I found some leftover home dec fabric and recovered the ironing board.  

9 comments:

Terri said...

A stash is a wonderful thing. Convenient when you can't get out, and always there for the picking. Love the lunch bags! Do you have a tutorial?
Hugs

Kate said...

Great projects. I like your hamper. I may have to give that a try in my laundry room.

Frog Quilter said...

I'm so glad to see someone else re-doing their ironing board. Mine only last about 3-4 months.

katie z. said...

You really are on a roll! Good work!

Amanda said...

I find it very relaxing to make small practical things that can be started and finished in a day or so. You could end up with Anna making lunch bags for the whole class!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great projects! It is fun to make something a bit more practical!

Faye said...

The lunch bags are so cute. What a brilliant idea!

Sarah said...

You have been busy! I'm going to check out the lunchbag tutorial - thanks

Andee said...

Wow! You have been one busy sewer! Like the bright sunny color for the laundry bins...that makes laundry a bit more fun...very cool that the kids will have such cute lunch bags! I may have to check that out!