I never intended this blog to be a recipes only blog, but somehow, I’ve been posting those more than anything! I’ve been in something of a sewing/crafty mood lately, so now seems to be a good time to switch things up a bit. Not that I’m abandoning recipes or anything of course.
I used to sew a lot and really enjoyed it until my daughter was about a year and a half old. I was working on her Halloween costume and thought I had the hot iron high enough out of her reach until I heard a scream right behind me and discovered she had managed to grab it! We spent hours in the ER and I felt terrible, horrible, and like the world’s worst mother for letting that happen! I put away the sewing machine (and iron!) and except for a brief stint of sewing cloth diapers for my son the next year, I didn’t sew again until they were much older.
Look at this pitiful sight of my baby showing me her hurt hand:
Though she did look adorable in her princess costume. The costume that only cost hundreds of dollars when it was all said and done!
Anyway, moving past the mommy guilt! As soon as I saw this idea of making a tote from a feed bag at Fresh Eggs Daily I had to try it out. Feed bags accumulate fast around here and this seemed like a great way to reuse them instead of adding more clutter to the landfill.
It was very easy, took well under an hour and that was including the multiple times I had to chase the puppy out of my work area and the other time that the puppy sat on the sewing machine pedal while I had it switched on and made a huge giant knot in my thread that took several minutes to untangle from my machine’s innards. Fortunately, puppy did not lick the iron or anything to add to my sewing-related guilt load. Whew.
I plan to make several more; I think they will be great for toting stuff down to the creek versus our usual canvas bags that seem to be mud magnets, but don’t wash up well. They aren’t exactly water-proof, but they are water resistant and dirt wipes off easily with a damp rag. Perfect for my mud monkeys!
Here’s my son using it to carry four dozen eggs to Grandma next door.
I didn’t post instructions on here since I think Fresh Eggs Daily did a great job in her post. Make sure you check it out here!