Last night I started to feel the creative itch again. Maybe I would start knitting something for my mom for Christmas. Knitting is relaxing, so in a way it was doing something for myself. However I could not find the magazine with the right pattern in it. So instead I worked on my extremely hard suduko puzzle in pen. I couldn't find a pencil sharpener, so a pen it was. I say extremely hard, because hard is fairly easy for me.
This morning I felt the creative itch again. I grabbed some bags of clean juice pouches and began removing the sticky straw part from the outside of them. I do have another craft fair coming up in a week, and I need to make more juice pouch change purses for it. My table will be in the children's room, so everything needs to be $5 or less. Then I hear my husband in the back of my head telling me not to make anything for anyone else but mysef during this week. What would I like for myself? Can you see the lightbulb go on over my head? Tote bags! I LOVE my juice pouch tote bags. Sometimes I wish that I had more. So thats exactly what I started making today. Ok, so I wasn't completely selfish in my crafting. I also started making a Christmas present for my sister-in-law, and I do plan on making some change purses. Why not? I need more and they are super easy to make.
One of the bags that I am making is the same size as this one: 2 juice pouches high x 4 long x 2 deep. I'm using Capri Sun Lemonade pouches for it. I plan on finishing it tonight. It will also have a 2 x 2 pocket on the inside. The other one that I am making is large. If you have taken one of my classes or workshops, or if you have seen me at a craft fair, then you may have seen my very large yellow and purple juice pouch tote bag. I'm making another one that size: 3 high x 5 long x 3 deep with pockets. My current one is made from 4 flavors of Capri Sun Waves. Since then, Capri Sun has completely changed the look of these same juice pouches. The new tote bag is made of the new ones. It is going to be great having another large tote bag to carry things in.
Anyway... I just thought that I would share what has been going on with me. I also have a homework assignment this week to make a machine reverse applique tutorial on my blog. That is the workshop that I taught Monday night, and I did not have time to write the information down for the ladies.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Mine will be very laid back. No extended family coming over, no big meal to cook, and no stress. We are vegetarians, so I'm making my family's favorite dish with a few sides and apple pie and ice cream for dessert (no turkey). Then we'll probably crowd in on the couch under lots of blankets and watch a movie. A nice and relaxing day.