because I suddenly have a crazy urge to sew and knit again! I just don't do much of that stuff during summer; it's too hard to be inside in my little craft-cave when it's so beautiful outside. I have actually considered taking my sewing machine out on the porch...but that might be weird and complicated.
A few things I have planned: I definitely need to make some napkins; I'm a bit of a cloth-napkin-nazi...paper is so wasteful and, well, cloth napkins just feel nicer. And when we had impromptu dinner guests a couple weeks ago, I was ONE cloth napkin short. Arrghh. That just will not do.
I LOVE these colors:
And look at the big-honkin' wooden buttons she's used as napkin rings. Totally stealing that idea.
I am going to make this:
Not that I need another bag, but really? It's not about need, now is it?
I have been wanting to try quilting and I love this:
I think because the edges are all spazzy, I could maybe pull this off. Anybody know how to make a rag quilt?? It looks like you just sew wrong sides together, but it couldn't really be that simple, could it? Could it??
And somebody needs to have a baby so that I can knit this:
I love knitting and sewing kids' clothing because that's about all my gnat-like attention span can handle. Instant gratification. So go forth and procreate, right now, ok? So that I can knit and sew for the little booger. Go! Hurry! Git.
I got all these ideas of my favorite craft-porn websites:
Bend the Rules Sewing, a website devoted to things created from the wonderful book by the same name, by Amy Karol.
And Sew Mama Sew, the project-sharing page by the on-line fabric shop by the same name.
Both have lots and lots of inspiration.
Now, I have to get busy digging through my fabric stash! Wohoo! I love autumn!!