kitchen bag holder

while i have not been updating as much as i would really loved to, i have been making the sewing machine work hard (as well as the vacuum cleaner no doubt).

i am not sure if the need to organise has led me to sew more stuff, or the need to sew has led me to wanting to organise… but i guess that’s not important 😛  what matter is that what was once a bit of an eye sore has now been turned into something pleasant.  i mean, take a look at this:

see those bags stuffed at the side of the dish rack? yeah, that was how i conveniently leave the bags to be reused as bin bags.. yup, i know, totally untidy...

the solution - a kitchen bag holder/organiser! the appliques were done with scrap from my stash from previous projects 🙂

now doesn't that make the area tidier and much more pleasant?

i got the idea for this bag holder from this magazine actually.  but my version is much smaller, and instead of draw string casing on the top, i made tie pieces and attached to the back of the holder.  i did some appliques as well as hand stitching, and i especially like the butterfly and the little trail… i think i might be doing more embroidery in the future (something that i have not done since maybe some 20 years ago!)

On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.  We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.  1 Thessalonians 2:4

…j

lil j’s mini library

it seemed that i have disappeared after mentioning about cleaning up/organising stuff in my last post 😛  well, i did some clean up etc, though it did not take me THAT long!  i have been terribly busy just haven’t been diligent enough to update that’s all…

well, on the same note on organising and cleaning, i made an over-the-door hanging storage for lil j.  we ended up using it as a mini library as he calls it.  i guess might as well.  most of his books are in his room in one of the shelves, but he doesn’t spend too much time other than sleeping in his room.  so, rather than having the books just sitting on the table, he happily put them in this new storage.  i guessed he did it because of the fabric i used… 

i used calico for the main piece, and MM's dick and jane's fabric for the pockets. lil j is really fond of the letter 'g', he spends a considerable amount of time daily hunting for 'g'' from the fabric. the bottom pocket was done to 'redeem' my mistake made with his dinosaurs' bag - this one has the opening at the top to make sure the toys are stored as they should be!

this is one of lil j's fav books - reading makes you feel good. he was pointing to one of the letter g's which he spotted when i took this pic.

in the mean time, i have been busy sewing up other stuff as well, but updating has to come slightly later – the lil one has just awaken… ahhh….

For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13

…j