Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Busy Bee Me!
Today I got up and got straight to work. Made this shopping cart liner for a shopping cart I bought at an estate sale not too long ago. I love this cart as it is an older one and has cool teal green wheels. Whenever I find a cart with colored wheels, I always try to match the fabric I use for the liner with the color of the wheels. I have used this fabric before on another cart, but had quite a bit left over and thought the color was perfect for this cart.
After finishing the cart I decided I had just enough time to do a little ironing before my lunch date (more on that later), so I decided to iron these sweet vintage aprons to take to Farm Chicks. I have a few more to add to the pile, but they need a little tlc (oxy soak) before they can join the party.
My lunch date today was with one of my high school friends, Michelle. Isn't she adorable? (I look weird of course) It has been ages since we have seen each other. She only lives about 15 minutes away from me, but she is a very busy single mom and we have let our busy lives get in the way of seeing each other. Michelle was my locker partner all through high school (maybe even part of jr. high, I forget, getting old) and we used to call each other "fave" as in favorite person. We have lots of shared memories of our teen years and it was so fun to get together and talk about people and what they are doing as well as get caught up on our lives today. We just recently found out that we are having a 25th class reunion this summer so that of course was a big topic of conversation. There is just something so special about friends who have known you for a really long time. They know all the embarrassing stories, many that you have conveniently forgotten. The best thing about Michelle though, is her sense of humor. We used to laugh at everything. I miss that. Hopefully now that we have reconnected there will be lots more laughter and new memories for the two of us. Wow, does that sound as corny as I think it does? ha ha
After I got home I decided to tackle the mess that was a shopping cart liner gone wrong. I worked on this one at Joy's last week and I either measured wrong or cut it out wrong, but it just didn't work. So I took it apart, cut a new piece for the inside front, sewed it back together and voila.
Not too shabby! It looks better on the outside. It's a little baggy on the inside, but hopefully whoever buys it won't mind. I really wanted this one to work for this cart as it has orange wheels and this was the only fabric I had that had orange in it. There I go again with my matchy, matchyness. I dug into my stash and found this sweet little rose fabric I bought in Paris two years ago to use for the ties. Again, trying my best to use my best stuff and not just hoard it. This is another really old cart and unlike the others, it doesn't fold up. I sold another similar one awhile back that I had made a quilted liner for.
So, two shopping carts, a little ironing, lunch with my good friend. Not a bad day at all. I am, however, thinking of changing my blog name from "A Thing for Roses" to "A Thing for Shopping Cart Liners." Just kidding!