Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Easily distracted...

With all the kerfuffle of getting DS off on his holiday cricket trip sorted, I was going to tackle another UFO, specifically red Ottobre jeans for DD2. So I made 2 tote bags naturally. :)

I figured that, for once, I should be nice to DH and clean up after one project before starting another. This meant packing away the half-dozen boxes I'd pulled out in the hunt for white fabric and thus freeing up some space in the rumpus room. As I relocated items, I came across a piece of denim. I don't know why, but this denim just screamed to be a tote bag. A really impractical tote bag, considering the denim is very, very pale, but hey, it's been there so long I can't remember when and why I bought it, or how much it cost. I'm sure in stash rules that makes it free fabric, right?

Lo and behold, there was enough to make 2 bags. No official pattern used - I just used the measurements from an old and decrepit tote bag that has seen many better days.

DD's red jeans-to-be are still sitting all forlornly on the desk waiting their turn. As long as I avoid heading off to play in the stash they should be next. :)


Rhoto said...

KERFUFFLE - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Etymology: alteration of carfuffle, from Scots car- (probably from Scottish Gaelic cearr wrong, awkward) + fuffle to become disheveled. Date: 1946 ...

NOW it's clear!! NOT!! Great, funny word of "my" language!!

Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Keely said...

Ooops, Sorry Rhonda :) We grew up using the word kerfuffle as meaning messy, hectic chaos, fuss and bother... My Grandparents and Mother are English and Irish so I guess it comes from there.
This might make it clearer

Rhoto said...

I'm English and Irish, too, eh!! ;)
Soft hug,