I have been sewing almost daily for the past two weeks. I love, love, love my new machine! It is easy to use and has all of the nifty gadgets that make all the little details in sewing so easy to execute. I spoke before about my favorite foot, with its nifty 1/4″ guide, which gives me a perfect 1/4″ seam every time with no effort. I do not think I could mess it up if I tried. But I digress…enough about the wonders of my new sewing machine. Its time to talk about sewing now…well, almost.
Our sweet little Sarah-cat (who really is not so sweet anymore) is old, sick, and loudly demanding. She has grown so small and thin, and we know it is just a matter of time before she is gone. She has some issues. One of these issues is pertaining to her…um…elimination practices. She manages to get near, or even halfway into, her litter box. But her business end is frequently outside the litter area. She does not seem to understand that even though her front paws are in the box, her rear ones are not. We have had to resort to puppy pads placed around the litter box, which my husband changes frequently. He is always looking for a plastic grocery bag to place the piddle pads in so he can take them out to the garbage can. I used to keep them all in a large Target bag on the back of the pantry door, but these were not really very easy to get to. Then I remembered a tutorial I saw a while back and a light bulb came on.
So, back to sewing. I have a box that I keep all of my scraps in. I had bookmarked Dioramarama’s grocery bag dispenser tutorial quite a long time ago, but had never taken the time to actually make it. I realized when digging through my scraps that I had enough odds and ends of adequate size to put together my own bag dispenser. A short while later I had my very own sleeve hanging prettily on my pantry door, within easy reach.