Honestly, I have come down with whatever virus Baby E has had, and feel like c&#p. Tylenol helps, but not nearly enough. (She seems to have recovered and is back to her happy self). So, just a short post to show you that I rallied and made my BOM Rehab Monday blocks. It just about killed me, but luckily the two blocks did not take too long to make. Not my best piecing efforts ever, but they will have to do. I can see I need to get out my Mary Ellen's spray starch and press out some puckers. Didn't really enjoy working with these fabrics. There is a muddy pea soup quality to the colors I am not in love with.
Before I got sick I managed to make six eyeglasses cases, but ended up giving one away. Seriously, when people see these things they get so excited. "Oh, will you make me one? Can I buy one from you?" My son has even requested one in camo to match his zippy bag I made him back in February. Now this Michael Miller fabric collection really shouts "Spring" doesn't it? I love the energetic feel to it.
The one on the bottom with the cute half daisies? I measured wrong and it came out a bit narrower than the others. But you know what? It is perfect for those half readers that everyone my age wears! You can really make these any size you like. For most of them, my center strip is two and half inches wide, but you could go wider if you wanted to make a cosmetics bag, or narrower for the skinny eye glass case. Any size at all works for these little bags. And I know I have said this many times--DO NOT BE AFRAID OF ZIPPERS! Seriously, they are the most fun step in constructing these little bags. Check out my tutorial. And any polyester zipper (eg Coats and Clark) works fine. Metal--no, that won't work.
Hope you all had a marvelous weekend--it was hot as Hades here! And if I don't start feeling better fast I just do not know what I am going to do. I am wasting so much time languishing on the bed or couch, when I could be sewing! With any luck I will get back to normal and crank out more zippy bags this week.