It’s been downright dreary around here with the weather. Dark, cold and damp.
Emphasis on damp – I was up at 4 am last Saturday digging a trench in the pouring rain so water didn’t flood our back bedroom! To get to my sewing studio (which is in my backyard) I have to put on galoshes and make my way through the “lake” that is now my backyard.
My efforts were worth it though – our little house stayed snug & dry and I have made good use of those waterproof boots that I thought I’d only wear once on a trip to Lake Tahoe last winter and I’m so grateful.
And yet, steel grey skies aren’t all that bad – considering they drive me toward quieter things like making chili or luxuriating in putting a log in our fire place in the middle of the day or making time for indoor activities like tackling my ever-growing basket of fabric scraps!
It seems like a crime to throw away all that prettiness in the scrap basket — so I came up with this cute easy-to-sew tissue holder to use them up. Something little (yet bright) for a dark winter day!
Not only are these great because they give new life to scraps but they’re also quick to make. You can likely make one up in 15-30 minutes. It’s the perfect sewing project for a rainy day and you can whip up a batch of them so you have last-minute gifts on hand.
For the full tutorial head of the Bernina’s We All Sew blog here.