Thanks to Holly at stitch/craft, I now have a new obsession. I will be making 20 of these tissue cozies for Katie's class "Friendship Party." (Can't call it a Valentine's Day Party... huh?)
I made my first one today, in just a few minutes. Seriously. It was so fast. If you can sew four straight lines, then you can make these. Here's how mine turned out:
I would have preferred the green gingham be on the inside of the cozy, but it was my first attempt and I was just thrilled that it actually worked. (I have a history of not giving much seam allowance and messing things up.)
So I dug through my stash of fabric scraps, and found a pile of these odd little bib-shaped pieces that I got at my favorite store. For those of you who have read my blog for more than three days, you know the name of my favorite store: Leftovers!!!
I found these bibby things there at least a year ago, and grabbed them with no plan in mind. Turns out they are exactly the right size for the rectangles of the tissue cozies.
I spent the rest of Jackson's naptime cutting rectangles with my handy rotary paper cutter, and all 20 cozies are ready to be stitched together. That will happen tomorrow during nap.
And, yes, Jackson actually took a real nap today. He hasn't been sleeping for the last 10 days. Instead, he prefers to turn nap time into Wrestlemania, and kicks and bangs around in his crib. I was terrified that nap days are over, but he psyched me up with a real nap today. Katie was home early from school because it was a half day, and she spent her time making those melty bead thingies while I cut rectangles from bibbies.
Oh, I can't wait for nap time tomorrow! I'm gonna be in sewing frenzy!