Mainly birthday present sewing.......
A notebook cover for Carole at work, who loves lists (like me!)
And I fell in love with Moira's rose in bloom cushion that she got in a swap, so was keen to have a go myself. I was slightly disappointed with this, because, although I loved making it, it just doesn't look like a rose to me..... not sure whether it was my colour choices, or the shapes or what. Anyway, it nearly hit the bin and wasn't given, but in the end I did give it to Sue, my manager and friend of many years, so I really do hope she likes it.
Then there was an apron for Tracy..... thanks Moira for the loan of your pattern. (I will return it when I see you). It's difficult to see the pattern of the fabric, but it's small star fish, and as Tracy lives by the sea this seemed appropriate.
Big bow (that was bow not bum!)
And it's fully reversible, with orange circles on the other side (good for days when it's tomato sauce for tea!!!)
I am hoping to help Tracy make one of these herself to enter in her local horticultural show when we have our week together in August.
Another birthday hat, for Ollie who is three. Modelled by Eden..... (some days I could almost eat her up she is soooooo cute at the moment - please could she stay like this forever, and not grow into a grumpy five year old?)
After all the present making I actually got an evening to crack on with my weekender bag.... my first attempt at cording, not too bad. Made a hundred times easier by the fact that my 'stitching it together' mates pointed out that I do in fact own a zipper foot for my machine (all these years I've had one sitting in a drawer and didn't know). I also made an internal zippy pocket in the outside pocket (if that makes sense)
It's definitely a slow work in progress.
I could have done with it finished this weekend, as (shock horror) I am actually going somewhere for the weekend! Well to drop my kids off at Mum and Dad's so I can nip to Wembley Stadium to see The Killers, The Gaslight Anthem and James tomorrow night.
Wooo hoooo the excitement is mounting
BRING IT ON