Over the past couple years, the number of cards I’ve been carrying around has multiplied. Not only are there bank cards, library and museum cards for me and kids, but nearly every store I go into has some kind of tracking, I mean loyalty, program they want to give me a card for. It’s exasperating and my poor wallet can’t handle it. My aesthetic senses were groaning at the little zipper bag I’ve been using for cards as well. I know, you remember my ode to zipper bags and can’t believe I just wrote that, right? Well, a solution was in order.
This is how I start my sewing day. Usually, I’ve spent some time during the week thinking about what a few fabrics I want to try. Think of it as Mama-meditation, or being distracted by thinking about fabric while biking to school, cutting fruit, watching toddlers eat lunch, and on and on. In the morning, I clear some space, pull out a few starting pieces (these are usually the bolder patterns) and then start looking for good pairings in the stash. It all sounds so simple, but over the years I’ve had to learn a lot in order to make it work.