Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A New Toy for the Sewing Room


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While I was absent from the blog, I certainly was not absent from my sewing room!  Although I did work for almost 2 months quilting Vintage Tin, I did break the monotony of that project with a few small, but cute projects …. you know, to keep me from burning out on sewing altogether.  This was one of those projects. 

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I had purchased this pattern over a year ago from Crabapple Hill designs and had really wanted to make it right off the bat, but I had a difficult time finding a galvanized pail in the correct size to fit the pattern, so the project kind of sat on the shelf waiting for me to come across the pail.  The pattern calls for a 10 quart galvanized pail.  None at Lowes.  None at WalMart.  None at Feeder’s Supply or Orscheln’s.  They had some really cute pails at the Dollar Store, but none in the right size for this.  Ummmmm I finally looked on and there it was.  Purchased this and a couple of books and got free shipping!  Could have saved all the gas I wasted in my search!

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This lovely little bucket is lined with 2 tiers of pockets inside.  You can see some ink pens peeking out of the first tier and the large gaping pocket is in the second tier.  Additionally, there is the center of the interior free for large or bulky items ….. that’s where you see the tape measure.

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The outside pockets will accommodate magazines and large envelopes.  There is a magazine in the outer pocket on the picture up top. 

I love my new toy.  I can carry it anywhere I want to work …. out on the patio, the porch swing, on sewing retreats and to friends’ homes.  And it will carry anything I need to take!  And it only took an afternoon to make.  Call me a happy camper!


Enjoy,  Merry Gay



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  2. I just found your blog and I love it. Your pail looks great. You know I do the same thing go all over town and pow! it is somewhere on the internet.
    I am going to have to look up that pattern. Just too cute.

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