It’s a casserole carrier, and, in fact, I made two. I have since decided that a) I am in love with my sewing machine and b) it’s a total time-saver (& maybe even easier) to make things in twos. I think this is mostly because I have all of my needed supplies out, but also because when I inevitably fail to follow instructions, I can fix the first project & remember to do it right on the second project.
The above casserole dish holder is for one of my shower hostesses – she cooks a ton & likes to share (in fact, her baby present to us is homecooked meals after Rico shows up!), so I thought it would be a fun (and possibly practical) gift. The outer fabric is Bite Me by Michael Miller. The inner fabric is just some orange cotton that I had in my stash (don’t I sound like a serious sew-er (seamstress?) when I say, “oh yes, I just had it in my stash…“?).
I made a second casserole dish for my BFF, who is going to get married in a little over 3 months (can’t wait!), as a little wedding shower gift. I thought it was a sweet little homemade dealie that went nicely with the massive amount of pyrex that I had shipped to her house. (As a sidenote: we use our pyrex all. the. time. and I’m hoping that she’ll find it just as useful!)
My BFF loves blue, so I decided to use Metro Market Pears by Ann Kelle (I love her children’s prints, too!) on the outside & the same orange cotton from my stash (I am so going pro on this sewing gig) for the inside.
I’ve been ordering most of my fabric from fabric.com (in fact, I’m expecting a delivery from them this afternoon!). I am really pleased with the fabric & customer service… especially since I haven’t always been as thrilled with the selection/pricing of fabrics at some of my local fabric stores (although, I do sometimes feel a little guilty for not supporting the local guy).
Alright. Enough babbling from here today! What have you been sewing lately?