It’s just fabric, right?
That’s what they say. I’m convinced “they” are more confident sewers or have a much bigger fabric allowance than I do.
I’ve been meaning to make a new cribbage board bag for months since our old bag is falling apart. I kept putting it off because I was too scared to cut my Echino and too lazy to make a prototype. (Yes, I know there’s a prototype right there in the bag we already had… I still doubted my abilities.)
Today, I felt like I had to start and finish something or I would wither and cry. This seemed the most attainable, and out came the Echino.
I purchased a big grab bag of 28wt Aurifil cotton from Tristan’s Threads several months ago, and I found a strangely-greenish brown that seemed like it’d be perfect with the Echino linen.
I’ll save the old bag in case my sweetheart would rather I simply repair it. No need for the story, but it does have some sentimental value.
It looks pretty good on it’s new home.
I’ve made two projects out of this Echino, and I think I’m ready to let it go now. If you’re interested in the pieces, leave a comment letting me know of a project you’ve been avoiding and why. Sometimes just putting it out into the universe can help move the idea into action! If nothing else, I’ll feel I’m not alone…
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