Did you ever have one of those very productive days? Cleaning gets done as well as those projects you have been putting off for oh... quite a while?
Well, one day this week after waking up and cleaning the fridge first thing (I KNOW!) I got out the sewing machine.
I had made a knitting needle roll way back when but my double-pointed needles were in a small zippered case that I had to rummage through and then measure to find four of the right size every time I wanted to use them. I cursed this method every single time and muttered that I had to do something about it.
But first let's go back a bit to September, the last-minute-the-day-before-school-because-I-can't-find-my pencil-case-ANYWHERE-Mom! (I did tell her to put her book bag together the week before)
I made her a pencil case, out of an old pair of her jeans, the night before school, thinking it was very nice indeed.
She didn't think so.
She refused to take it to school. This is the kind of thing they don't tell you about when you hold that perfect newborn baby in your arms: They go feral and turn on you in the teenage years.
So anyway, I was looking through my small stash of fabric for the small needle roll and came upon the same fabric and the remainder of the jeans.
Perfect. I thought.
Now those little double-pointeds are organized and I never have to measure them again (Unless I don't put them back or drop them on the floor but let's be positive here.)
I had in fact two pairs of the Littlest's old jeans, so I got busy with a holder for the circulars as well. It helps that the jeans were skinny size zeros, so minimal cutting was required. One (half) leg did the strip down the middle. The fact that they were stretch denim was a bit of an irritation while sewing but I was going for rustic here. I thought this was truly inspired but then I found this. So, maybe not so original after all...
The fact that I have used old jeans three times now confirms my pseudo-hippy leanings, enough that the teenager will not be seen with me at all soon. All the eye rolling is quite enough. Did you know my name is apparently: "OMG" ?
I had the unusual hanger for quite some time with the intention of making such a thing. I don't know where it was from. A purchased scarf or stockings? That will remain a mystery.
But they are done.
I think the smug feeling will last as long as the fridge stays clean.
Which is unfortunately not long enough.