Why is it that the weekends seem to go by so quickly? Maybe this accounts for my lack of productivity? Or maybe I've just enjoyed myself a lazy birthday weekend?? Yep, my husband and I have thrown our diets out the window in celebration of both our birthdays. Friday night: Hawaiian pizza plus two different dessert pizzas! Saturday night: supper out at Longhorn...including fried cheesecake for dessert! Back on plan tomorrow (boo hiss).
I did get a bit of sewing done this weekend. I'm still tweaking the wallet I made last weekend. I've made two additional prototypes, but I'm not happy with either. The main problem is making the pockets secure enough to hold onto cards snuggly. I've experimented with interfacing and size. For this last wallet, I've placed fairly stiff interfacing on the wrong side of the outer fabric as well as on the fabrics for the pockets. I thought placing the interfacing on the wrong sides of the pockets as well as making the wallet smaller, overall, would do the trick. It didn't. When shaken, the cards will fall out. I might try one or two more changes, but if they don't work, I'll scrap this shaped wallet altogether. I do like the fabrics, however. I used a snap this time and the button on the outside is purely decorative. I may have placed the snap a little low.
I also came up with a new template for a little zip pouch. I made the template out of card stock and then cut outside fabric and lining fabric using this as a guide. I made a little "belt" in the center using a vintage buckle I found months ago during one of my Flea Market Fridays. Like the snap, I may have put this little gem a bit low, but it's still cute. I will be tweaking this "pattern," too...but for now it works.
Oh, the lilacs came out of my yard this morning. Aren't they gorgeous? The smell divine. LOVE THEM!!
Have a great week!