Remember the wristlet I sewed for the beach? Well, I accidentally left it at home one beach weekend and that simply cannot happen again. That wristlet is is essential to my beach happiness. So I am keeping it at the beach cottage with the toothbrushes we leave there, too.
But I needed a home wristlet to dangle from my bike handlebars, stuff in the pool bag, and run across town with, so I used two more upholstery samples to sew a new one. Chartreuse and spring green with an olive zipper.
I got a new-to-me cellphone (not a smart phone, but with a keyboard so I can get in the texting loop with the people I love who text). I liked the tidiness of the charger envelope instead of the cord sprawling in my drawer or purse, so I made a new one. It's a spot of pleasantness in the ugly cell phone world.
After the teeth were duly lost from their mouths, our children kept losing teeth in their beds and our Tooth Fairy was getting frustrated (because on the odd night that he actually remembered his duties - why yes, the Fairy is male at our house - he couldn't find the darn tooth under the pillow and had fend off indignant or sad children the next morning). Finally I see the point of those cutesy tooth fairy pillows: the tooth does not get lost!
We haven't actually tested this little bag yet. The white felt tooth is only appliqued on the sides, making a pocket for the tooth and then the magical gold dollar (Tooth Fairy is lavish at our house, methinks). It was fun to make, and the children are enchanted with it. Ben asked me again today to get corn on the cob so he could force his wiggly tooth to come out.
And finally, when I wrote about coupons earlier, A pointed out that upholstery samples make perfect coupon envelopes. She is right, and here is the photo of the actual envelope. Cute, right?
I'm on a bag kick. You got some clever bags at your house or some clever bag ideas to share with me?