Normally this bed in our spare/work room is covered with my fabrics but this is a picture that raises some very mixed emotions for me... The Big O is leaving home on Friday, bound for Cardiff University and a new chapter of his life. DH and I are so happy and excited for him and yet are disbelieving at how quickly the time has sped by since we first held the new arrival in our arms....
We are going to miss him so much.........
But I'm a glass half full sorta gal and would rather laugh than wallow in misery so....
Here's the finished introvert/extrovert bag, I think it's quite chic. Smart lime green on the outside with just a little tantalising hint of naughtiness concealed within! Reminds me of Julia...*grin*
I liked this material so much, I just had to
make something else.
I found another fabric in my stash that toned with it and am going to make a half apron with a ruffle at the top. You can just see the book that I got the idea from, it's called '101 Great Ways to sew a Metre' by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, published by David and Charles. Think I got it from Amazon. There are some fab ideas inside, I really liked this apron and it hardly takes any fabric! All cut out, ready to sew.
I was killing some time in Marlborough and found myself in Dible and Roy. This is the furnishing fabric equivalent of Dr Who's Tardis. There are loads of rooms, higgledy piggledy staircases and rolls of fabric EVERYWHERE! It's also a time warp because I only meant to pop in for 10 mins and emerged, blinking into the daylight..mumble.. 1 hour later.. and had to run to the car to see if one of Marlborough's notoriously vicious traffic wardens had given me a ticket!! Thankfully the Parking Angel was looking out for me that day and I escaped by the skin of my teeth - phew :)
Anyway, I digress..what did I find in this lovely shop but the blue version of the gorgeous green material I featured last week - AND - it was on sale!!!! Wahhoooo. I bought a couple of metres and some new gingham. The blue/white spotty was part of a fab birthday present from a friend. She gave me a bag filled with sewing goodies which was so thoughtful. Anyhow, I liked the combination of the three, just have to decide what to make. Any ideas??
Table runners maybe? Or hows about place mats or cushions? All suggestions gratefully received!!
Have a great crafty week - think of me on Friday. I'm going to try to be brave but will be taking an extra large box of tissues... xxxx