I've been trying to get a little idea of mine off the ground, for over a year. Any spare time I've had is taken up with kids or work. I decided that I needed to commit myself to something small and go for it. I needed something with a deadline that wasn't flexible and I needed a firm commitment so I would be forced into it.
I sprung this idea onto a co-worker of mine who is throwing a bachelorette party for her sister in San Diego in 8 days. A week ago I asked her if I could make something to be included in the favor buckets they are giving away. She was a little hesitant at first, but I think I finally wore her down. I am doing them at my cost, for a couple reasons:
1.) I really enjoy working with this person, she really is just wonderful.
2.) I can't ask her to pay for something that I've inflicted on her.
I am making little zippered pouches (enough to hold credit cards, money and lipstick) and cute little necklaces to match the color theme of the weekend; purple, yellow and gray. What a great color combination. I found this fabric by Michael Miller that will fit the bill! I may add some accent fabric in solid gray and yellow. I also ordered zippers in the 3 theme colors as well.
I'm likely going to be doing a lot of cutting and sewing and gluing over the weekend. I'll post more pictures on Monday on the progress I've made. I am really looking forward to doing this.