I'M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES, PRETTY BUBBLES IN THE AIR....
THEY FLY SO HIGH, NEARLY REACH THE SKY...
No, really, I haven't lost it...well maybe a little bit.. but this bright material just makes me think of bubbles or balloons floating away into the blue beyond. It makes me very happy!!
Here's my desk at the moment - I'm making an introvert-extrovert bag. It's going to be all shy, demure, no-fuss green on the outside but when you open it up - that loud material will leap out atcha. Not earth shattering but it pleases me tremendously!!
Here's a closer shot of the fabrics though the colours haven't come out as true as they are in reality. The tones are just pleasing, they fit together really well.
Do you remember the teacups/gingham apron from last time? I liked the combination so much that I thought I'd make a bag for the craft fairs coming up. If it doesn't sell, then I'll be happy to keep this one :D You keep learning all the time in this game, don't you? I used the same reinforcing outside edge seams that helped Julia's oilcloth bag have more rigidity - it certainly gives the totes more definition and helps them stand up a bit better too.
I love this fabric - it reminds me of summer days and cream teas with scones and jam..mmmmmm!!
I had also cut out the pieces for Laura's tablecloth last time - here is the finished article. I'm really pleased with this and am going to use the same fabric combination to make table runners and place mats for the Christmas fairs as not everyone wants holly or Santas. You could use this all year round!
OK..confession time now.
My name is Lunch Lady Jan and...I'm a tuba player....
Now I know the tuba, or Bass in brass banding. hasn't got the rockstar quality of a screaming lead guitar or magnificence of a piano concerto - but I love it. I've been a musician all my life, playing piano and cello to a reasonable standard, but I found my true love six years ago when Son No 2 started in the training band of Phoenix Brass. After a couple of weeks of sitting on the sidelines, I got invited to try the cornet. After a week of my head nearly exploding while I tried to get a sound out, the Musical Director told me that I had enough puff to blow the cornet straight!! Now I know I'm full of hot air but really....!! So I was put onto the E flat Bass and fell in love. It's not got the glamour of the cornets or euphonium but a band can't function without its bass section - we're the underpinnings! I joined the senior band 2 months later and Son No 2 joined soon after. We play for a lot of fetes/concerts, helping folk to raise money for various concerns. We also march down Marlborough High Street for the Remembrance Sunday Parade. There's a real family feel to the band which you don't get in many other musical groups and we both like that very much.
Here we are playing to help raise money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance - we look like the Blues Brothers with our shades on - but it was a very bright day!!
And below was a joint concert with the Cricklade Brass Band. You don't often get seven basses in a row like that - I think the vibrations could be felt in London!!! When you hit a 'sweet' note, it just gets you 'right there'. Fantastic!!
I simply can't imagine my life without the band - forget money, it's music that makes the world go round :D xx
Have a great week!