Wednesday, July 18, 2007

No Drunk Blogging Around Here

A couple weeks ago, Lindsay posted a public warning about the dangers of Drunk Blogging, having returned from an anniversary date with plenty on her mind. Since I'm not really a drinker, that's not a worry for me, but the effects of Exhaustion Blogging are the same. I got up this morning to see what I'd posted last night, because I was so tired I wasn't sure it was coherent. Luckily the post was ok. Not as witty as I'd like, but I (hopefully) hadn't inadvertently insulted anyone and there was some actual punctuation.

I swore I'd get to bed earlier today, but since I haven't, I'm going to do a mostly-picture post to stay out of trouble.

Let me introduce you the wonders of my newly cleaned-up sewing supplies. Years of leftover materials, put back in their tidy bins. It's heartwarming, for an organization-loving person. I have a lot more stuff than I though I did. Does anyone want a full bolt of peach-gold lamé? Maybe one of your daughters needs fairy wings or something.

Two weekends ago, I got out the serger and sewing machine and actually sewed something! I've really missed these projects since Q was born, but there's just nowhere in our house to set up the equipment and an array of sharp, dangerous tools.

I made a bunch of little gift bags, quick enough to make that I did it all in one night after Q went to sleep, while SwingDaddy and I watched recordings of the Tour de France. (The Momo Jam Bun pictured with the bags is just to add cuteness.)

All the fabric and ribbons were from scraps of previous projects, so it was an exercise in conservation too. Or so I tell myself. Mostly, it was fun to make something I can touch with my hands.


Damsel said...

I'm so jealous that you can be that creative that quickly. :-P

I just picked up knitting yesterday for the same reason - to make something I can feel with my hands!

Kimberly said...

They are so pretty!

mayberry said...

Very nice!

Mamacita Tina said...

Very pretty, anyone would be lucky to get a gift in those!

Love the idea, I just need to figure out a way to do it without sewing. :-)

Damselfly said...

I am sooo guilty of exhaustion blogging.

Lady M said...

The sewing goes quickly if you're not going for right angles, and stuff like that. I'm a better quick-fix person than a meticulous crafty type.

Madame A said...

love the bag-ettes!