A funny thing happened when I opened the fabric drawer today. I found a piece of pre-quilted fabric that had been bought for another project…Um, three years or something ago now. Oops! Then the thought just struck me that I would like to make a cosmetic bag. So I did.
Then I made four more…
Once I got started I just figured it worked so well I might as well use up the half yard of fabric I had. After all, if I use it up I can buy more, right?
I made a little cardboard template in the shape I wanted so they’d be somewhat uniform. I like a curved top on a makeup bag for some reason. My curved zipper sewing secret is pins. Lots of pins. I only pin the zipper to the outer fabric and I lay the lining in as I stitch around. It works pretty well I think.
While we’re here talking cosmetics bags I also have a little announcement to make. Beginning this month I’m now an official Independent Avon Representative! I’m kinda exited about that because I really love my Avon. I love their eyeliner, mascara, lotion, body wash, nail polish and fragrances. I’m my own best customer, really. It’s just a perk to get to share it with other people.
I have an online store where you can shop from anywhere and get it shipped right to you. There seems to always be a free shipping code or offer on the ‘shop now’ page too. Or you can always go the friendly face to face option and request a brochure if you live in/near Northern Colorado. 🙂
So, now that I have a bunch of fancy new cosmetics bags for The Artist Place I’ll be tucking in some fun surprises for whoever buys them!
While I was having a sewing day I also made a cozy for a pint-sized mason jar turned sippy cup with a Cuppow. (I love these lids! Get them at Fab.com)
I used up a few of the dwindling scraps from Sweetwater’s Hometown collection. I love how that particular collection fits the mason jar down-home feel.
I did break two needles and discover I’m all out of short zippers. A trek to the fabric store is in order! I won’t brave the snow for just anything, but craft supplies are on the list. 🙂 All in all it was a happy productive day! What’s been keeping your crafty hands busy?