Monday, December 29, 2008

Aftermath, part deux, and a small dilemma

Well, here we are.... December 29th and halfway through the holiday break. I almost feel like I have a holiday hangover now!!! It is thick, heavy and weighs my body down... maybe it is the kids that have one more week of break LOL! (but I don't think that's it ....or is it?).

Maybe it is the fluffy white snow that turned to this...
dirty... brown, gray... and it is everywhere! On the streets, on your clothing, in your cars, in your house....

Maybe it is the fact that Santa is pooped and glad to close up the workshop for the season.

It was a busy place for weeks!!! Here are a few of the homemade goodies I made for loved ones...
homemade gifts
Luckily.... they have gone off to other homes!

Maybe it is all the messes around the house....
know of any good cleaning fairies???

On a lighter note, I got some Christmas cash and spent some of it today on a new slow cooker...

and have borrowed some books from the library to try out....
(I do have a gift certificate to Amazon.com and plan to buy some books (maybe a cookbook and a craft book). Recommendations for either?

The past couple of days, I have been playing in my sewing room with my scraps...
making more freezer paper paper-pieced scrappy log cabins...
More log cabins!

I am now up to 60 blocks!!!

I now have time for some fun (and me) sewing and so I will share my dilemma.... I love messenger style hand/shoulder bags like the one I made from a Burdastyle pattern that I modified slightly...

I made a zipper pocket which currently holds candy for Sugarbaby when she has unexpected low blood sugar and my chapstick..

and I added a couple of side pockets inside to house my phone and whatever fits in there (but one is often empty)...

The rest is jammed full with a wallet, packs of gum, a checkbook or two, pens, a small cosmetics bag, a zip up bag holding overflow cards (like library cards that don't fit in my wallet), contact lens case, hand lotion, more candy....

and I can't find anything when I need it!!!

So, I am looking for a pattern or an idea on how to modify one of my current patterns. I need to get organized! Fast!!!!!

Any ideas???

Well, that is all for today... a load off my shoulders :-) ...