Friday, 8 June 2012

Bah, Humbug!

Some things don't go just as they should, but it is possible to turn it around.
I am trying to catch up with the "It's a Little Bit French" from Willowberry Designs.  In the bottom of my basket, I found I had done an extra piece to make a lavender bag. 

I went off to the machine, quite happy in the knowledge that I knew what I was doing, sewed the french seams only to realise I hadn't folded the fabric properly.  Instead of having the seam going up the centre back, it was at the side.  This meant the stitching was in the wrong place.

I wasn't going to undo two lots of stitching and came up with the idea of making a humbug.  I filled the bag with lavender, folded and stitched across the top, and have a unique, lavender filled humbug.  Mistakes don't always mean things are ruined!

Another treasure found at the bottom of the basket, was some cotton leftover from the panda.

Having a son that loves black, I've crocheted a black face cloth.  Waste not, want not seems to be the perfect motto for this house at the moment.

6 comments:

Terry said...

You were smart to make that stitchery into something useful! Good job using up the leftover black yarn too! :0)

Annie said...

Aren't you the clever one! The bag is lovely. I've always thought I have more fun finding a way to recover from my errors than actually doing things the 'correct' way. Lucky for me since I make a lot of mistakes!

Rudee said...

Well I like the lavender bag even if it didn't turn out the way you'd planned.

Evie Jones said...

In this house that's know as a design feature! ;-)
We get a lot of them here!

karen said...

well I for one love the idea of a lavender filled humbug...you should copyright it. Call it innovation!

Tudy said...

It always is good to think fast when things do not go right. Good job.