It's time for
And I did finish my green paper lanterns flimsy.
However, I packed it into my luggage before photographing it.
Sorry about that!
But I'm on the road, now, so it isn't going to happen.
Before leaving TX, I made a Diaper Clutch from a tutorial at LemonSqueezyHome. I've made several of these because my sweet friend in Houston asked for one when she had her first child 7 years ago, and she STILL uses it. Whenever she needs a shower gift, she asks for another. Her husband told me that it's all he brings when he has the babies out. I surmise that carrying a diaper bag isn't always the manly thing to do!
There's little that frustrates me more than turning a project right side out, then having to try to manipulate a mere quarter inch to fold under and finish.
I thought I'd share my trick, which is easy enough to do, and produces crisp, clean finishes with that professional look.
First, I measure out an extra quarter inch in the seam allowance to be turned, giving me a 1/2" seam allowance.
Next, I pre-press it, but open it back up and pin it as I would normally do.
Then, I just stitch around my project, whatever it might be, and turn it right side out like always.
Finally, I am able to fold in the seam allowance neatly and accurately to close up my hole. It comes out perfect every time!
You may also notice that the bottom corners are rounded. Rather than clip those curves, I take the pinking shears to them. Makes a nice smooth corner!
Just prior to heading north, we visited our Houston friend and had a wonderful time, especially with the kids, including a very cold visit to the Houston Zoo.
The baby loved his pillow case.
The 4 year old wanted to try her hand at crochet!
And the 7 year old wanted to 'learn to knit'!
She finished a hat before we left!
Be sure to visit Patty
to see everyone else's monthly accomplishments!
Let's make this linky party
a real party!
I know each participant will appreciate your visit,
and it's a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Enjoy your day!
I won't complain about going from 80+ degrees
to only 39!