Every year, I play the game with Mother Nature.
Warm temperatures trick me into putting out my tomatoes, peppers and basil and then along will come one night where the temps threaten to drop to freezing.
Not that it is likely to get that cold but it is easier to protect the plants than run out to the garden center to buy more.
I wanted something cheap, easy to use and easy to store.
cheap - small laundry baskets from the dollar store, landscape fabric I already had.
The fabric drapes over the baskets and I can put them out quickly after the sun sets.
easy to store - the baskets stack into each other, the fabric fold up and all can be stored in the rafters of the garage
I used my serger to make these and was able to get 20 of them made in less than an hour. Not sure that landscape fabric is suitable for using with a serger but it made making these covers quick.
The black with gold thread adds a bit of couture to the covers, ala Chanel style.
Making these covers started me thinking that it is time to make myself a Chanel style jacket. A project to use all the special techiques and hand sewing, a project that can easily add up to a 100 hours or more, something to savor and enjoy the process.
I quickly recorded this idea in my little journal and made a few notes to get this project started.
My journal keeps changing as I use it.
Some days it's an art journal and like today it's a place to put down ideas.
Keeping a journal structured, where it can only be one type can be too much pressure and right now I like that it is less rigid and can be whatever I currently feel like doing.
Back to the plans for the Chanel style jacket. I think this wool woven is perfect. I have been saving it for a special project along with a small piece of Italian cashmere in black for edge detail. For the lining, I am thinking a gold silk would be nice and I may have some vintage trim that may also work well.
One project leads to another and I am sure as I am digging around in the vintage trims, I will think of something else to make. Maybe, I need to keep the little journal in my pocket so the ideas don't fly away as quickly as they come to mind.