January 8, 2012

lego sacks

I'm not sure if this is a permanent return from my blogging hiatus, but I just had to share this project with someone because it is so awesome. If you have as many Lego pieces as we do, you should definitely make one of these. It is saving my sanity in the clean-up department. 

I made Lego Sacks for the boys for Christmas this year. I used this tutorial from Make It Perfect (a blog my friend, Eva, suggested to me). I had been thinking about this project for a long time, and when it only took about 2 hours to construct both bags, I thought Why did I wait so long?! 

Each Lego Sack is a circular play mat that has drawstrings which, when pulled, gather up all of the itsy-bitsy Lego pieces on the mat into a tidy bag for storing. This one is Marcus' bag - he was with me at the fabric store when I purchased the fabric and selected sharks for the outside and flames for the lining. The woman who cut my fabric said This will be one dangerous Lego Sack!

I forgot to take a close-up pictures of Charlie's Lego Sack, which has darling rocket ships on the outside and is lined with blue dots. I wish I had found that rocket fabric before I made the curtains for the boys' room (well, technically IKEA made the curtains, but I had to cut them down to size and hem them). The rockets would have matched perfectly!

I've actually sewed a few little things since Halloween, but mostly I've been creating privacy for us in our new house by covering our windows. Hemming curtains purchased from IKEA and Target is not exciting blogging material, but I am very happy with how cozy our new house is becoming as a result. I have to admit, I had one set of window panels custom-made because our front windows are very wide. It was so fabulous to order them online and have them arrive and fit our windows perfectly only 3 weeks later without having to sew a thread. :) I have no shame, no regrets!

Hope you are all having a happy new year. I have a couple of other baby-related projects to post, and when I finally finish the room I'll share a picture. Another confession: be prepared, because most of the baby bedding was made by Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod. I am making a quilt, though... we'll see if that gets finished by Baby Girl's arrival! I sure talked a big game back in my first trimester when it seemed like nine months was forever. Six weeks to go!

:) Shelly

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back Shelly! I can't wait to see what you make for your little girl. Congratulations!