Last week, I received a message from one of my doTERRA customers. Did I have an oil pouch I was looking to sell? I’ve been madly downsizing and packing, so all my spare pouches were already gone. It was getting too late for her to order one online, so what did I do? Offered to make one of course!
I went with a boxy pouch big enough to fit 12 oils, either rollers or regular bottles, and used the wide open pouch method of zip installation to make them easily accessible. A couple of strips of 1″ elastic were the perfect finishing touch to ensure they stayed in place, and didn’t bang against each other and break.
The outer fabric I have had in my stash for years, and it pops up in various projects every now and then, like my oversized beach tote from 2014. It’s such a fun, happy print, I don’t know why I don’t use it more. By a delightful twist of serendipity, I had an almost perfectly matching long zip in my sewing box, and a bit of a poke about found a fat quarter in a close-enough yellow to use for the lining.
It turned out so cute! Now I have an itching to make a couple more. I’m thinking with a bit of a tweak to the capacity and dimensions, they will be perfect for the kids to pop in their backpacks.
Today, I am at home, all alone. An empty, silent house. BLISS. My husband had a meeting today in his home town, and so he offered to take the children with him for the day, so they could have a day hanging out with my mother-in-law, and I could have a day to get the house tidied up ready for an open home tomorrow. Win/win. I’ve just sat down for lunch, and as I look at my list, I am almost finished. Just the yard and bathrooms to go, both of which are in a pretty good state and just need a general tidy up. With those jobs out of the way, all I need to do is pop some dinner in the slow cooker, and then it is craft time! My two crafty partners in crime both have days off as well, so I’m thinking there’s a fair chance of a challenge at some point in the afternoon. The weekend is shaping up to be a whole lot of fun and productiveness at the farm, with a few projects there coming to the final “little details” stage. It’s Friday. The house is clean. The agenda is clear. My babies will be home in 4 hours for snuggles and movies. It doesn’t get much better than this…