Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project Pain in the Neck!

I'm not sure there is a single part of this project that I haven't unpicked at least once.  I so wish I was kidding about that, but I'm not.  I don't know this project was such a challenge for me, and honestly...................I'm still not all that happy with it, but I just don't have the time to make another one. 



I should make it clear that I did not follow the pattern for this little sewing kit that can be found here.  I don't know why on earth I just didn't follow the pattern, instead I figured I would just figure it out on my own.  (Not the smartest idea).    I still need to sew some velcro onto the bottom of the strap in the middle.  The little strap is what holds on a couple spools of thread.

This little sewing kit was also supposed to be  a little bigger then mine turned out.  Every time I would fold it into three like the original, it pulled the fabric all weird with drove me crazy so I ended up cutting off about a third of it.  Oh well!  It's  done!  I do love the fabrics - They are so vintage and colorful.  I bought them over here in a bundle.  I don't think she sells them in a bundle anymore, but you can buy some of the pieces separately.


I have some exciting news.  I've been making this sewing kit because in a few days me and my husband will be here.......................



My husbands parents are taking us on a tour of Jordan, Jerusalem and Egypt.    I'm super excited and scared and nervous, you name it, I'm probably feeling it.  I'm super lucky that my parents are going to come and watch my kids while we are gone, or I don't think I could leave for for the two and a half weeks that we will be gone.

I may try and get a post done before we leave this Saturday, but if not I guess I will see you all in a couple of weeks with I'm sure a lot of stories and pictures to share!

10 comments:

Ahl Cooped Up said...

If all else fails, read the directions is my moto. I never read them either.
Have a safe and wonderful trip. Your children will be in good hands.

Valerie said...

Wow!!!! A) Love the little sewing kit, and B) Jordan, Egypt, and Jerusalem?!!! I hope to go there myself someday. I too don't think I could leave my kiddos in anyone else's hands except my parents! Wishing you a wonderful, safe trip!

Jessica said...

Jealous! I hope you guys have a great time!

Debbie said...

Cute sewing kit and I am soooo JEALOUS of your trip!!! Have fun and I can't wait to see pictures upon your return!

Rosa said...

It`s looks gorgeos .I love it and the fabrics are very beautiful!!

Have fun and can´t wait to see many photos!!

Flowers in the Window said...

This sewing kit is so pretty! I love that fabric too. I've bought a couple of bundles from the very same etsy shop.I used it to make a baby quilt which you can see here:
http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-patchwork.html
Have a lovely holiday - I've always wanted to visit Egypt. Maggie xx

Boni said...

Still so jealous!!! I can't wait to go back. I didn't know you are going to Jordan, too. I also went there...loved it!!! Can't wait to hear all about it and see your pictures. I'll do my best to take care of Taylor in preschool. :)

LeAnn said...

Your little sewing kit turned out cute, despite the problems. :)

How exciting for you guys and your trip! Have fun and travel safe. <3

azshab said...

soo cool ! my family and i lived in Egypt for whole a year & its awesome there!!

onlymehere said...

You're living my dream. I've always dreamed of walking where Jesus walked. Enjoy the trip and know that your kids are in safe hands with your parents. Who better to watch them if you can't?!