Make-Up Pouches

Wow, I haven't blogged about sewing for almost two weeks! I thought I'd be fine not sewing anything for three weeks, but I got a little antsy. I've been at my host-family's house for the past few days (I spent a year in the states from 2008-2009, and this is my first visit after leaving!), and my first sewing machine (the cheapest brother model I got from amazon) is still here, unused since I left!

On Saturday we went to JoAnn's Fabrics, and I got some cheap serger thread and a polka dot fabric. I decided to make a few pouches to organize my make-up, because I recently got a nice vanity-case-type "purse" from, and I went shopping at sephora (yet another store we don't have in Switzerland :)). Since the make-up I got there is so nice, I want to store it in a way that will keep it nice and clean (I hate when stuff crumbles and smears on to everything else!), and I'm so happy with the results!

f.l.t.r.: roll-and-tie pouch for hair pins and rubber bands, make-up brushes etc. and pouch for jewelry

I'm not used to sewing stuff that's so little. And I didn't have an iron (so irritating! don't know how I ever sewed without an iron!). But it's so much fun to sew something practical! It made me feel productive and happy. I've been shopping a lot since I got to the states and it makes me feel guilty (even thought the dollar is so low right now). Sewing makes me feel better about that.

I'll start updating my blog more when I get home (where I have an actual camera, not just an iPhone and instagram :)).