In my first two sewing classes, I made placemats and napkins (Peruvian-size napkins that are something like a fourth of the size I think they should be). I picked this fabric because it was so Lilly Pulitzer. Then realized I already have some actual Lilly Pulitzer placemats and napkins that look remarkably similar (in storage in Charlotte). At least we know my taste is consistent.
My new project is to make a messenger bag. I picked out the material yesterday- a blue pattern for the lining and flap and brown corduroy for the body of the bag. We'll see how it turns out. So far this is a fun hobby.
PS I just watched Abuelita talking to the dogs and feeding them cookies. I don't think she knew I could see all this. She is a TOTAL riot and everything best that you could imagine in a sweet little grandma. Here's a photo I took of her recently.