It is slowly starting to be spring like...it has been a very long drawn out winter which may be part of why I am 'sick and tired!
I have been struggling with an 'end of winter' bug. It doesn't seem to want to move on and I am really for it to clear out! I have so many fun projects that I want to get to, but have no energy to tackle them.
I did want to support my local ASG chapter (that's American Sewing Guild!) so I rallied for a few hours over the weekend to create a few pieces for a special competition.
The deal is, the National ASG organization sponsored a competition to create a fabric featuring the ASG logo. The second part of the challenge is for local ASG members to use the fabric to create whatever they want, and the guild who sends in the most items based on how many members you have, is the winner. The prize is that National ASG will send a national sewing educator to your local guild to do a program! Kind of a cool deal for our little chapter. I wanted to help boost our chances, so I took my 1/2 yard of logo fabric and tried to get as many things as possible! I still have a tiny piece left, but I think I stretched it about as far as I could. Here are my pieces....
These little pouches are made with Lazy Girl Patterns' Sweetpea Pods pattern. They are great or little things that always end up in the bottom of your pocketbook!
I made one of my little earring envelopes for traveling. The logo fit just right.
I used another Lazy Girl Pattern, The Becca Bag for this piece. I love these for collecting my projects. I have several with my 'in progress' knitting that I take on my trips.
This is my own pattern. I think it will be great for sewing retreats, but would also be a good toiletry bag for traveling. I like the clear pockets.
I couldn't not make some kind of garment... I used my favorite woven T-shirt pattern to make this color blocked shirt. I wasn't sure when I was making it if I would actually want to wear it, but it turned out pretty cute. The blue is so not in my normal color palette, so I'm not sure what I will wear with it....we'll see.
I think this may be my favorite little piece. So simple and yet so useful! I'd make a bunch more, but it was actually kind of a lot of work!!!!
...And finally....another useful item....
So there you have it! My 1/2 yard of ASG logo fabric. It would be really fun to win, but even so, it was a nice distraction from my 'ugly bug' and I have several things that I think will actually be used. Already a winner!