Words about contentment inspired this series that celebrates ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Join me in the comments and share what you've done with what you have.
It could have become a pillow cover. That's how I'd pictured it from the beginning when I won the fabric remnant ages ago in an ebay auction. But, for one reason or other, it never became that. Probably because it had to be this.
A cosmetic bag.
Using zipper chain left from the sofa slipcover project, and some natural linen for lining, I stitched together something useful, something beautiful, and oh so right to go with my mustard colored weekend bag. Of course it had to be this.
Ah, travel. It opens up new places; it brings us back to favorite old ones. We carefully choose our destination, we thoughtfully consider our itinerary, we select our wardrobe and accessories, and we place them in bags that will be the only pieces of home we carry with us for those many days. Shouldn't these things that hold our portable lives be as lovely as they are useful? I think so. We should unzip our traveling life and smile at what's inside.
Even (especially?) if it's a remnant of fabric made into a handmade bag for the potions and lotions and pastes.
Do what you can with what you have.
Zippered bag tutorial here
On packing a weekend bag
My thoughts exactly
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