Boy! Things have been busy around here...we've had both sets of grandparents visit, mine and my husbands for a week apiece. I came down with a nasty case of mastitis (ow!), work upped my hours to 30 hours a week (is that still technically part-time, in my exhaustion induced haze I'm not sure) and my husband went back to school to get his masters.
On top of that there's the regular house-hold stuff, the cooking, the cleaning, the grocery shopping, dishes, clothes, floors, diapers, meal planning. Full-time mom. I'm totally maxed out.
When I do have a few minutes to myself for some crafting time to maintain my sanity I've had to get really motivated and fast working on my project. No more dilly-dallying around "thinking" about them. I've been having to learn how to just DO and let go of my perfectionist overplanning tendencies.
I had been flipping through sewing books trying to get some inspiration. I pulled some of my favorite fabric out of the stash (Echino by Etsuko Furuya) and cut out the 2 pieces, did some ironing and wham! It came together so quickly, my favorite kind of project.
It's a magazine holder!
Here's another one on flickr I thought was totally cute!
Although the book says it's to hold magazines, baguettes (no seriously! look at the book!) and more I'm hanging it by the entrance to hold in and out going mail, things I don't want to forget when I leave and maybe even wallets and keys.
The pattern is in Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing Book Such a great book, filled with inspiration. I've had it sitting on my shelf for years but finally made something from it. I also couldn't resist the bed caddy pattern, but I modified it to use it for my nursing rocking chair.