Hello lovely people! I have missed you all, and your lovely comments whilst I’ve been taking my blogging break and having a very much needed rest. I’ve taken a break from blog reading too, so I am feeling utterly out of the loop – I am looking forward to catching up with all the news – I’m excited already to spot that Kerry has made a start on her contemporary quilt magazine plans.
I had a rest from sewing as well as from blogging, and have had some really enjoyable times sitting watching TV, curled up on the sofa with some yarn and a crochet hook – it has been very relaxing. But I couldn’t keep away from the sewing machine for long, and decided to make a little shoulder bag for my friend’s little girl’s birthday. Here it is, from all angles… (I used PicMonkey – a new addiction – to make the collage):
I thought pink patchwork would fit the bill and decided to raid the lovely stash of 5″ squares that I got in Sarah’s Japanese Charm Square swap. I cut them into quarters to make them nice and small (the recipient is quite a tiny person!) then pieced and quilted them to make the body of the bag. The strap is adjustable, so hopefully the bag will grow with her for a few years. Here’s a close-up of some of the lovely fabrics:
As well as all the imports, I’ve used some of Aneela Hoey’s Walk in the Woods to make the strap, fastener and to make the lining. I packaged it up and sent it yesterday – a week late, but I’m afraid it has been that kind of month! Hopefully, now I’m feeling re-energized, I’m not going to be a week late with my Christmas presents… actually, because some are postponed gifts from LAST year, they’re already a year late… 😉
It’s the first of December! I can’t believe we are here already – I’m wishing all my readers who celebrate Christmas, a wonderfully anticipatory advent season.