Friday, 19 August 2011
LITTLE MISS X AND TWO BAGS
Yesterday was a wet and actually for August cold day, and as for a while I have been wanting to make a bag /tote it was a perfect day to sew.
Bag number 1
made using Ikea fabric and although I was following a diagram this was a prototype.
I was so pleased with how it turned out , that later after my evening meal I decided to make another.
The bag is supposed to be made using 4 different fabrics, and as I have acquired a large quantity of material over the years I was able to find enough to make this.
This was an improvement on the earlier one as I had made myself a template to cut out the rectangles ,and therefore it was more accurate.And even though I do not call myself a seamstress (unlike a few I could mention ) I was pleased with my stitching and colour choice. It is reversible and the next one I make I think I will use a different colour way for the inside.
It is always all or nothing with me and I can get easily bored but yesterday Had I had suitable fabrics I could have gone on sewing all night.
The DOWN SIDE, this was finished at 1.30 am this morning .
After 5 hours sleep I was up and surprisingly not too tired which was a good thing , as this afternoon I had little Miss X for an hour. Just one week left and then we will be spending 3 days together each week during term times.
This was taken with my iPad , of her wearing a little summer dress her Great Aunt made for her. AS pretty as the dress is she may grow out of it before she has a chance to wear it as our summer is rapidly coming to an end.
While walking Wilson 2 days ago II spotted this growing on the verge a few yards from my house. I recognized it straight away as the VERY poisonous Thorn Apple. I had no intention of touching it ,as it requires careful handling. My plan was to contact the council on my return, but it went to the back of mind until the early hours of Thursday morning . when not being able to sleep I got up and found myself emailing the council at 1.30 am ,so I think I can see a pattern emerging.
Todays random image