So now you know what I did last night. With the madness surrounding the attempted sale of our home fueling the fires of my
As usual, I used Super Eggplant's Tote Bags 101, and as usual, am pleased as punch with the results. These are super-simple, ultra-addictive, and require no actual measuring. And in my case, no actual cutting. Since I was using vintage sheets anyhoo, I went with the old snip-and-rip maneuver and didn't look back. To further traumatize those of you who Really Sew, I'll let you in on a little secret. I only used white thread for the whole shebang, because---wait for it!---all of the pretty thread is in a box. In Milwaukee. I didn't use a single pin, either...guess where they are?
Lucky for me, I hadn't yet packed the unpicker. Or the sewing machine oil, as both of those handy implements were called for in the course of the evening's events. As was a dinner knife, brandished with Scotty-esque finesse---the screwdriver's packed!--- to coax open the top of my trusty machine.
All in all, a good night's work. And so what if I didn't Clean All The Things? The checkout girl at Trader Joe's complimented me on my bags this morning, only hours after I'd snipped those last dangling threads.