The name of this blog is completely irrelevant to its content. It started out as a blog on which I wanted to focus on the small things in life that make you happy, but quickly changed into a sewing blog. I haven't been able to come up with a better, original name for it though. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
Anyway, I made some things that could be considered quick projects, so I thought I'd make use of the blog name. These are the first two items that count for my 15:60 challenge! First up is a birthday gift for Stef: a yogamat-bag. Made out of scraps, as promised. We have two pillow covers made out of the orange IKEA fabric. I did buy the strap though. I sewed two 2 metre strips on top of eachother for extra sturdyness. I found some actual sturdy straps later on at the market, but it was priced at 4,95 a metre. Yeah, no thanks.
We practice Ashtanga Yoga, the kind of yoga that is more about physical exercise than meditation. At least for us beginners :) We're both very stiff, so sometimes we need a belt to get further into a position. This is why I made the strap of the bag detachable with two D rings as a closure, so Stef can use it during yoga as well. I tried to give it all a nice finish, using french seams and neat stitching. All he needs now is a yoga mat :)
And another loop scarf! I'd seen this fabric a couple of times at the shop, but I didn't quite know what to use it for. Something about this fabric makes me want to look at it the whole time though, so I bought half a metre for another loop scarf. I wrote before I should get into accessories more, but bracelets and such just don't work for me. I simply forget to put them on. Scarves do however, because they have an extra function which is to keep you warm. I guess I like the things I own to be functional in some way.
2 down, 13 to go!