When you have too much to do, why not make a bag?

Good News, Good News!! We were given an offer on our house last week, counter offered and it was accpeted on Satuday. We are now in the 4th day of the option period (7 days). The home inspection is tomorrow, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well with it. We’re pretty sure our house will have no problems, but you never know with those very maticulous inspectors.

So, with the house sale under way, we have TONS to do! My list keeps getting longer, and longer. We are planning a garage sale this weekend to rid ourselves of lots of junk and extra weight so that we will have less to move across TX, NM and into AZ. PLUS, my darling little sister’s wedding is the weekend after we plan to move and I have volunteered to do the invitations (done), thank you cards, rehearsal dinner invites, the tossing bouquet, best wishes cards, and the wedding programs. Plus, there are gifts to be made, projects that need to be finished before we move, and books that need to be read. Yikes!!! I’d better get moving! But, something happens to me when my plate gets piled too high. I become paralyzed and unable to do any projects on my ‘to do’ list. Instead I do things like make this bag (that I totally don’t need right now). I just couldn’t help myself though. I saw Moki’s tutorial and could do nothing else until I made one.

Placemat bag

The bottom was a green striped placemat (from a yard sale $.25) and I just happened to have this leaf print that went perfectly with it. I left the corner flaps on the outside and sewed them to the sides to create the square pattern and fringe. I love the way it turned out. Thanks Moki for the great tutorial! Now I need not look at anything else on this freakin’ computer or I will be very easily distracted!

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5 Responses to When you have too much to do, why not make a bag?

  1. Oh yeah!! I am really happy for you and I knew you would sell your home before me. In fact, when your page loaded I just KNEW that I was going to read you got an offer. I had a feeling and…YES! YES! YES!

    Your bag looks fantastic too and I’m sure you’ll get every thing done that needs to be. What great news!

  2. amy says:

    Congrats on the house! Isn’t it such a load off when that counter offer is accepted? But then comes the packing!

    I’m the same way when the plate gets stacked. But I find when I do do those extemporaneous projects my mind is sort of cleared and I can get back to the tasks at hand.

    I know you can do it!

  3. Sarah Scott says:

    Congrats on the sale of your house! Adorable bag!

  4. rebecca says:

    This post is sooo funny! I can totally relate to the fact of having so many things to do, then getting distracted or for me procrastinating is more like it, and putting off the need to be dones, for later.

    Great bag, I can see the need to make it!!! really I can

    And a huge congrats on the house offer! Reason enough to celebrate and make something!

  5. Ginnie says:

    My dad was a military man and so my family moved a ton of times (mostly before I came along). More than once, my mom would dissappear, and could be found sewing a little bag in her sewing room.

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