Wednesday, 3 April 2013

April already?!

I had a moment on Monday where I was browsing on my computer and suddenly exclaimed to Mr f&f "It's the first of April?! Really?!" March seems to have passed by in a blur, and my blogging seems to have suffered for which I apologise.

So, where has March gone? Some was a blur of poorly children and sleepless nights and the rest was all about getting ready for Easter and the Easter holidays.

A friend had ordered a Slouchy Tote Bag (which seems to be becoming my trade-mark make!) using a black and white fabric of the New York City skyline. And did I mention the glitter?! I think it's just sooo cool!
Slouchy Tote bag by fabricandflowersuk

I've also managed to catch up with my February blocks for the Skill Builder BOM - the Em Dash caused me some problems: I ended up with very wonky seams when trying to do finish them off quickly one night as I'd obviously stretched the seams whilst sewing. After a bit of ripping and re-cutting I managed to do a better job. Its still not entirely perfect but I'm hopeful that the slightly mis-matched points won't show once quilted!
Skill Builder BOMs by fabricandflowersuk

I need to make a start on my March blocks now but have run out of starch - I'm quite amused by this as prior to starting the Skill Builder I never used starch and I think I'd owned that can for years!!!

A lot of my spare time though was spent on sorting out my craft space (aka the spare room!). The dresser unit is all painted and decopatched now and I'm just trying to sort out the last few remaining bits & bobs (please tell me that every sewer/knitter/crafter has lots of bits and bobs?!) and it will be done. I can't wait! Here are some sneak peaks from my IG feed......

Over the Easter Weekend I even managed a bit of selfish sewing using the new Colette Laurel pattern.....more on that tomorrow!

See you soon,


Today's sky • glorious blue with some clouds


Daffy Suburbia said...

Love that bag. Sorry to hear your children were poorly - we all need some sun and fresh air!

Textureknit said...

Loving the bag and envious over the craft room.

I bet you will be watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I loved the programme.

Can you believe it is Wonderwool this month?!

Lynne said...

I love the bag, the fabric is fab! Good luck with your Lauriel.

heart of charnwood said...

Fab bag Sonia! I love starch, I "discovered" it last year, and would not be without it now, it really does make a difference and help to stabilise. I have only managed the January blocks so far for the Skill Builder, but can't see me getting too much time in April to catch up, but i will get them done one day, hopefully! :o)

Sonia said...

We so do need some sun and warmth - the past couple of days have been lovely and then today we had snow again!

Sonia said...

Thanks Sara :) The craft room is only on short term loan until the boys get old enough that they want/need seperate rooms and then I'll be kicked out! And yep, I did enjoy watching the GBSB too. Are you going to Wonderwool? I'm heading over with my friend on Saturday - should be really good fun, I'm starting to put together my shopping list :)

Sonia said...

Thanks Lynne :) I've got enough fabric left over to make a couple more bags....I'm wondering if I should keep one for myself.....!!!!!

Sonia said...

The falling behind makes me feel all naughty, once I've replenished my starch stock (!) I'm hoping to crack on with the other blocks, or at least try and make a start on them over the weekend. We won't talk about the FMQ'ing that needs to be done!!! Hope you're all recovered now from your lurgy? It can't be long until you're in your new place now? Very exciting :) x

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