In my on-going attempt to de-stash supplies from my craft studio I made a couple of drawstring bags.
I used an old shirt for the top one. I loved the colors of it so much that I couldn't let the fabric go to waste. I used ribbon in my trim stash for the drawstring. The other bag is made from a fabric scrap.
I made a crochet chain with some brown cotton yarn for the drawstring on that one.
I think they could be useful for lots of things. However, I'll soon be using them as shoe bags in my suitcase for a three week road trip I'm going on with my daughter. They'll work great to keep pairs together, keep the shoes clean, and keep surrounding clothes clean as well. I have some fabric bags I've saved from sheet sets I've bought too (the sheets often come in bags made from the same fabric and have a drawstring at the top). All together, I think I have enough for all the shoes I plan to take.
I've been thinking a lot about the supplies I have, ideas of how to use them, and things we could use for our trip. One night, it hit me.....I'd knitted a market bag years ago that would work great to hold dirty laundry in my suitcase to keep it separate from the clean clothes and help my suitcase stay organized. I happened to have another large skein of Handicrafter Cotton yarn that would work perfect for another bag. That way, my daughter would have one too. I mentioned the idea to her and she loved it. That's all I needed to get started. One week later and here it is...
I knitted it with a circular, size nine needle. I added a few extra rows of knitting below and above the section with holes and at the top, above the handles. It's nice and stretchy and should work out great.
And, best of all, my daughter loves it! :-) Oh, yeah...and I have a little less yarn in my stash.
Although, it didn't use the whole skein. So, I still have enough left for something else.
My daughter finished up her Spring semester and is now home for the summer. She's been busy sewing like crazy! She loves to sew! And, she's excited to make things to wear on the trip and over the summer. In less than a week, she's already made two skirts and has a dress almost complete!
I'm planning to do a little sewing too. I hope to have some stuff to post soon.
We usually camp in our RV when we travel. However, we'll be taking the car on this trip and staying in hotels. We don't like to drive for lots and lots of hours at a time. So, on the way to our main destination and back, we've broken up the trip with lots of stops in fun places and to spend time with family in a couple different places. We'll be traveling through nine states! I'm excited and a little nervous at the same time. I'm hoping it'll be awesome and that we'll make lots of great memories!