Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A home for lost toys

I rearranged my kids room yesterday.  It was getting out of control.  Of course, I totally used it as an excuse to sew something that wasn't the dress.  I'm really not good at sticking to long projects.  I'll get it done, but I'm much better at quick and easy.  So, I took a very short break from the Myrtlewood to make the quickest bag ever to store all of the kids blocks in.  Of course, I had to have a little fun with it, so I appliquéd the word BLOCKS in felt on the front.

Fun, eh?  I used a piece of grey gingham that has been sitting in my stash forever.  I think it was given to me, since I can't imagine why I would buy a 3/4 yard piece of grey gingham...  The felt was half given to me and half scraps, so it was pretty much a free project.

Logan quickly figured out that bags are for dumping.

I think it makes a nice addition to this little corner of the room.

And in another move to worsen my sewing ADD, my first two issues of Ottobre came today!

For those who may be unaware, when you get a new subscription to Ottobre, you get a free back issue of your choice!  There were so many wonderful ones to choose from!!  I finally settled on 01/2009.  I've seen so many cute things from that issue, both on PR and on Beangirl's blog, I had to get it!  My first subscription issue 01/2010 came as well.  So many yummy things to sew!!


  1. Good luck with the blocks! I hope your bag works for them. My little grandsons have blocks all over their house!

  2. Cute! Have fun with your new subscription!

  3. Yup, bags are for dumping. Thank heaven for little boys! We have the same blocks, and just as I was about to make a bag like yours, we emptied a giant plastic pretzel jar, which is now where the blocks reside. Your's is much cuter, though!

  4. That is really cute! Love the appliqued letters.

  5. Really cute bags. My girls would have needed one for Barbie clothes, etc....

  6. Oooh! I've only seen a few issues of Ottobre but really liked it.

  7. Don't you just love how kids toys slowly take over the house? Great idea with the block bag and cute lettering.
    I have the Ottobre 1/2009 issue and love it and plan on getting the newest one soon I hope. They are wonderful magazines!