HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD.
PAPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD......
Well, after all the excitement and hullaballoo from last week's WOYWW6 celebrations, my desk and this post is a little quieter...a tad more genteel.....you know, just like me ;-)
All the scraps were tidied up (ish) but I've got some back out again because of the arrival of a new baby boy, a grandson for a friend in my brass band. Cue the Tessellating Triangles again!
I've gone for muted colours this time, playing safe colourwise, as I don't know the new parents that well. But I hope that this will be appropriate for little Ethan's room :-)
What else have I been up to? Well, I'm still trying to Bust my Scraps, making small things for my friend Helen's fundraiser.....
I've been having fun making little zipped bags - nowt special, but hopefully they'll go for a couple of quid!
The fabric on the right was left over after making a tote for someone..it's the most gorgeous quality, really heavyweight furnishing fabric that isn't too thick. At £17 a metre, I made the most of the 60cms worth I bought, cutting very carefully indeed!!
And then I had a lovely time when Sally, whom I met at one of Rhys' Uni Open Days, came over for lunch. She does read this blog, so was quite interested to see the Sewing Den! I was showing her all the beautiful ATCs that I've received and then she had a good riffle through my boxes of fabric. Sally is very good at sewing, making far more complex items that I've ever attempted!
And she's a naughty girl because she brought me 4 lots of half metres of these gorgeous fabrics. They tone really well, don't they? I'm going to have fun making patchwork bags with those beauties!!
I mentioned the ATCs - well, here are the ones I've been lucky enough to get so far....
Aren't they wonderful? I'm so grateful to have been part of the celebration of friendship and crafting. I got one from Sandra De In Australia and enclosed in the envelope was this.....
Brisk and full bodied eh? Dunno if that refers to the tea or me!! LOL :-) Thanks Sandra, I'm going to enjoy that!
Have a great week everyone xxxx