Sunday, 7 March 2010

A rather productive weekend

Well, I may have skipped a week yet again, but I’ve made up for it with my industriousness today! Firstly, the black bag with flowers is finished (do you like it, Yvonne?)

Apologies for the poor quality of the photographs: unfortunately I've had to use the camera on my phone as the good camera is having a funny five minutes, You can't see the ribbon with wooden beads to draw it closed.

I’ve been in a bit of a funk; although I had lots in my head, there was a definite lack of motivation. But the sun came out today, and I was allowed to do what I pleased; so I did!

Yesterday this gardening apron was done for a friend's birthday. I've made a few of these now. There's a little button hole at the top of one of the pockets to feed string out of.
Now, you might notice a pattern of fabrics here! A handbag (my own pattern) baby blue cord for the base, adjustable strap, internal slip pockets and a clip for your keys. This one is destined for the shop.
Now, this one has been hanging around my workspace for weeks. A nice-looking bag and a straightforward pattern, but don't ask me to make another one! I had difficulty lining up the handle openings and it's not quite right.
Looks cute and I'm sure someone will take it off my hands (cue daughter...!)

Had a go at mitred corners and they didn't turn out so bad! That's something I will be repeating :-)

A rather nice cushion. Sadly, the photo doesn't show the centre of the flower very well; it's a yo-yo with 2 stacked buttons.

I hope that whatever you have planned for this week, it's something you want to do.