Friday, 7 January 2011

Feeling creative.

Since Christmas I have been feeling the urge to sew, I have been in a bit of a slump with my sewing and not wanted to do much. Now I have a list of things I would like to sew this year (hopefully I will stick to it better than previous lists!) Before I could do any sewing though I had to put all the decorations and Christmas tree away. We have an artifical tree that was given to us and it gets put up where my sewing machine usually lives. As the tree has been around for a while the box has seen better days, in fact it has fallen apart completely now, it has been taped and re-taped over the years and I thought enough was enough!

The problem....

The solution....

I made a storage bag from a left over curtain and a huge zip I inherited from my Grandma's sewing stash. I have seen storage bags for Christmas trees for sale but they don't have very good reviews as they are made from thin nylon. It is a simple unlined boxy bag where the zip extends down the sides. I used the original box inside for strength and stability and there are a couple of handles on the top for carrying.

Now all the Christmas things are safely packed away I can get going on my sewing!

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Mary, that's genius! :0)