It's time for another installment of:
IT CAME FROM PINTEREST...
This time I neeeeeeeded a creative project to take my mind off of the fact that Ryan and I had just adopted a baby. From out of state. It was two solid weeks of running on adrenaline and living out a very weird reality. Add to that missing nearly a month of our D&D group and I was itching for a project. My new character wasn't fully fleshed out yet, so I didn't want to make anything related to her.
I kind of? had time? A new baby means no regular sleeping at night, but as adults Ryan and I were trying to keep a daylight = awake and nighttime = sleepy routine. And we were both home on maternity leave/summer vacation. I found a link for a little dice bag in the shape of a D20 that promised a kit to start from!
Well, like most pinterest links, that was outdated information. The kits were no longer available, but luckily for me the website also offered the pattern for free if you wanted to make it yourself. I had the materials from scraps and I have sewn stuffed animals before so another 3D shape shouldn't be too difficult, right?
Well, call it baby exhaustion or not fully understanding the instructions before I dove in, but this little bag took EFFORT. It was worth it, but when Ryan asked why I didn't make and sell these on Etsy, I just laughed hysterically. Here's my finished product:
The original kit had you iron on felt numbers. I traced the numbers directly on the fabric and filled it in with magic marker. The inside is blue cotton, I think. It was thin, cheap fabric of unknown fiber content I couldn't make myself get rid of because I liked the color. I'm glad I found a project to use it on!
It holds the 10 sets of dice I own (so far) very comfortably and hasn't fallen apart yet. At this point I'm thinking maaaaaybe I'll make another for a Christmas present for someone. Although successful, I'm not repeating this again soon. ;)
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!