Preparing the Nest

As I wait (impatiently, I must admit) for our new puppy to be born, I’ve started preparing the house for our little one.  It’s been over 14 years since we’ve had a puppy living with us so puppy-proofing is in order.  I’m also starting a new project.  I’ll give you a sneak peak.  See if you can figure out what it is going to be.  Here is the fabric I picked out at the store the other day.  I must admit that I hadn’t figured on the fact that I probably would want to line this project but I had fabric on hand at home that coordinated, thank goodness.

Today I ironed all of the fabric which I had pre-washed yesterday.  I was a little worried that I might not have enough fabric since I don’t have a pattern for this project but since I was able to pull other fabric out of my stash, I think I’ll be in good shape.

I took careful measurements and then went upstairs to my cutting board with my freshly ironed fabric and proceeded to cut out my pieces.  As with any project, but especially with one that you are doing by the seat of your pants, I measured each piece and then measured one more time before I cut each piece.  It’s so easy to slip up and forget things like seam allowances.

Tonight I started on the trim.  I think it is going to work out ok.  Of course, I only have a vague idea of how I’m going to attach this trim.  I’m more of a “creative – what if….” thinker.  I’m definitely not a spatial thinker so trying to take an idea and turn it into a tangible object is a real challenge for me without a concrete pattern or instructions to follow.

Not to say that I don’t have some idea of what I want the finished project to look like.  However, getting to that point is going to be an adventure.  That’s why I’m stopping for tonight and heading downstairs to knit and watch a show.  I think I need my mind to be fresh to tackle the next step on this creative endeavor.

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