Last weekend I had a housewarming party to go to. I was teaching that morning and I only had a couple of hours before I had to be at the party, but I knew I wanted to get my friends something for their new home.
Now, for some reason I haven't been crafting very much lately. Blame it on business, laziness or a combination of the two, but the fact is that my sewing machine has been lonely. And so I hauled it out, and all of the little bits and bobs I need that live all over my apartment and I started cutting, and folding and ironing and sewing and next thing I knew I had 4 whole placemats done in just over an hour. I tied them up with a bow and gave them to my friends who were so sweet about my little handmade gift. Thank god for sewing; it's seriously one of my only practical life skills :)