Spring Break

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!!)

Take care
Rose xxx


  1. What a good girl you are Rose, tackling some spring cleaning. I really hope the cleaning bug bites me too, I really need to get some done. I love the bag, it's super cute. Your work is just lovely.

  2. School holiday's, time for sleeping in and kids hanging around, fun times. I used to love school holiday's, time with my kids watching movies reading books to them and baking.
    Very cute bag Rose, and aren't you a good girl spring cleaning. Wanna come and do mine?

  3. I love the bag and think the pocket is just perfect. It's very classy!

  4. Lovely bag Rose. Did I spot the same thimbleberry fabric you used for the bag on a table runner under the cake ?

  5. Your bag is beautiful!! The cake looks yummi...tell Maddi her letter went in the post yesterday.

  6. Ooh! Looks like you all have a great time - the chocolate cake looks yummy! it's still hard to believe you are talking about spring, seeing the fall colours really are starting to come out here :o)

    Your bagis adorable! I really like the colour combination - it's "you" :o) I agree with you the pocket probably should be a bit lower, but it still looks great!

    Take care! Hugs

  7. Lovely little sewing bag! While you are ushering in spring, we are welcoming fall. Enjoy spring break.

  8. It is strange that you are talking about spring break when our kids are just now starting school. The cake is lovely. Did you make it, or did the kids?
    Your bag is really beautiful. I'm sure it will do a great job keeping you productive and organized.

  9. Good going on the spring cleaning - I am joining you, me autumn cleaning.
    The tote is very cute :-)

  10. Love your bag, especially the pocket with plaids and embroidery! Was that a ufo block, or made especially for this project?

  11. What a cute little tote you made. It's adorable.


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