This weekend, when I miraculously found myself with an hours sewing time, I needed to make something that was destined to be useful, but oh so very dull. A plastic bag holder. Now, I feel that I should point out that I am eco-aware, and when it comes to plastic bags, I do my very best to avoid them, carrying my re-useable bags, or more often than not slinging shopping into the buggy. They are insidious things, though, and one or two always seem to sneak in somehow. Not to worry, I use them to line the smaller bins, but I really did need somewhere neat to store them.
I found this tutorial and from my stash I pulled out some navy gingham, some lovely Heather Bailey Wallpaper Roses fabric, and - for the hanging loop- my vintage ribbon with the turquoise roses. I was slightly hesitant to use such lovely fabric for such a pedestrian project, but then I decided that I would see it every day, and perhaps even the dullest objects deserve a little beauty.
Every time I see those lovely roses, it makes me smile, and feel glad that they are no longer languishing in my stash. I was so taken with the fabric combination that I whipped myself up a sunglasses case too.
Perhaps some things can be useful and beautiful.
PS: A very happy birthday to you, my lovely. I hope that you had a fabulous day. xx