With summer over, Indian Summer wanes on, and I spent most of September fully well knowing where my rotary cutter has been: in the drawer unused. Today, I’m back faithful bleaders! (Short for “blog readers.” I’m halfway through Julie & Julia and couldn’t resist the reference.) I just finished another project from One-Yard Wonders and it’s already been put to good use!
My kitchen drawer this morning.
|My kitchen drawer now!|
Yet another project I started *mumble mumble* months ago, I am more proud that I’m finished and organized then I am annoyed at the pattern.
The first step in the Origami Organizer pattern requires a lot of measuring and marking on a 30”x30” square of interfacing. Unable to purchase a wide enough piece, I opted to overlap two pieces and pin them together. So this afternoon, I sprawled out on my living room floor and measured and marked a piece of interfacing that was resistant to being measuring and marked. I originally abandoned the project on this step, but determination to organize my junk drawer prevailed.
Once I got past the initial disgust of the interfacing, my first fabric origami project started to take shape.
The too quick folding and sewing steps were fun and gratifying, but soon, a slower paced hand stitch lead me to a grumpy finish. The bottom piece, described in the book as “slightly smaller than the box,” was (big surprise) not quite big enough. For the benefit of my junk drawer, I stitched it on anyway. I suppose this project wouldn’t have made the book if you needed a “yard of fabric plus and inch.”
In the end, it may not fit this perfectionist’s high standards, but boy does it organize junk!