Sunday, 22 July 2012

A great weekend!

It's been a great weekend spent seeing lots of friends and fitting in little bits of crafting - a perfect 48hrs!

Saturday saw us meeting up with a few other families for a BBQ - scarily 5 families now means a total or 30+ people! I asked the host what I could bring along and suggested a couple of things......
A lemon sandwich cake and a teapot. And seriously, I did take the teapot, and it got used! Oh how things have changed in the 6years since having children!!!
It also gave me a chance to try out my new bag that I finished Saturday morning. Last weekend when I visited a fabric shop (ahem!) I managed to pick up the last 2 FQs of (what I thought was!) some beautiful fabric and decided to do some selfish sewing for me: I felt I deserved a new bag! I've made lots of bags, but none of them for me. The FQs were a very generous size - about 20" x 23" so I managed to make a generously sized sling bag from it. I'm so pleased with it! I looked up a few tutorials - and ended up mostly using this one - although I did add in a base with some gathering around the corners to add a bit more shape. It's very roomy - perfect for chucking everything in (although finding it is sometimes a different matter!)

Today saw me taking a day trip into London to catch up with my best friend. I love visiting the city, it doesn't happen very often now and I see a new beauty in the architecture each time I visit. There were lots of flags around for the Olympics - the first picture was taken just up from Covent Garden tube station. But I think my favourite was actually inside Covent Garden Market - there were so many flags, it looked stunning!

Crafting wise, I am slowly catching up on my sky blanket - nearly there now! - and I've also started a new project. I've been caught up with the patchwork craze that is going around blogland at the moment and following Flossie Teacakes excellent advice and some other tips I found myself cutting out lots of 1" hexagons out of freezer paper and throwing them in a travel kit for the train journey to/from London - I've managed to baste about seventeen hexagons so far using the Buttons & Blossoms charm pack that I got on holiday. I'm hoping it will allow me to fit in a little crafting amongst the  chaperoning/ mollifying/watching of the Littlies over the summer holidays and that it will eventually become a cushion!
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend enjoying the sun? I hope to be back very soon with some sewing and crochet news but with the three Littlies at home it could all be a bit frantic so please excuse me if it all goes a bit silent for a while!S xTodays sky ● blue - there were a few whispy clouds, but I'm sticking with blue!


Daffy said...

Love that bag - very flower power:)

Lynne said...

Your bag is fantastic, I love the fabric. :)

Sonia said...

Ah, thanks! It certainly feels very summery to me :) x

Sonia said...

Thanks Lynne - I'm going to try and work on a tutorial in the coming week or two - these summer holidays are getting in the way of my sewing mojo at the mo! x

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