Saturday, September 8, 2007
The Spring break holidays started yesterday and Im loving it!!! The weather has been absolutley perfect and my house hasnt been empty:
Theres been plenty of laughter, fun, lots of "whats for lunch mum??" or "whens dinner??", lots of games but most importantly, lots of relaxation. Of course there was a spot of cooking, how can the kids survive holidays without their own "home made" chocolate cake, complete with chocolate sprinkles:
Now i guess every good wife is busily "spring cleaning" her home and i must say the "cleaning bug" has hit me just in a different direction.....the studio!!!. Ive been busily sorting out my fabrics, why cant i put things back neatly??? and sifting through all the projects i have "on the go" at the moment........my new design is nearing completion, yet all my templates and stitchery designs where all over the place (how was i going to write the actual pattern???).
So with some sense of order, i set about tackling the pile of "finish off now please!!!" So heres the first one complete:
This is a little sewing bag that was in last months Homespun magazine. I needed something small to cart all my stitchery bits and pieces around over the holidays, so this one was perfect!! Its cute and sweet but there were a couple of things i wish i hadnt followed the pattern for.....clearly the placement of the pockets. My "gut" feeling was that they should have been centered more but the pattern stated 3 1/2" from the bottom and 1 1/2"from the top, anyway it serves the purpose and looks great!!!..........and as a bonus, its all from the scrap bin, that burgundy Thimbleberries fabric is almost gone!!!!!!! I loved this fabric....once lol!!
Hope u r all having a wonderful weekend. We have a very busy and fun two weeks planned (and hopefully i can attack that pile more!!)