I've tried to ignore the sewing machine all week as I've got too many deadlines this week. But yesterday I decided if I was going to sew this weekend which I'd like to do then I'd need fabric and I don't have a fabric stash. So I popped down to Trago and got the bottom 3 fabrics in the picture beow. The spotty ones are oil cloth. Afterwards I popped in to the local craft shop to get some yarn dyes and ended up buying 2 more fabrics. I love the top one and it wasn't cheap.
I've got some ideas for bags. I'd like to mak a medium handbag in the green spotty fabric. this will be the trial version of the big workshop bag I'd like to make next week. I've not got a pattern so last night I cut out the template for the lining and the gusset. I cut out the fabric and started sewing the lining together. No idea if I'm doing this teh right way. I'm making it up as I go along.
But that got
I'm thinking I may make the bucket bag on the cover in the lovely blue butterfly fabric.
Talking about bags and fabric, look at the goodies that arrived from Three Bags Full. Michele has long been my favourite knitting bag maker and I'm nowhere close to her standard of sewing.
Spinning has been abandoned in favour of deadline knitting and sewing this week but I'll be re-instating my daily spinning hour starting this weekend.
Look out for a newsletter later today or tomorrow and a blog post tomorrow with some special offers for this weekend, which happens to be my birthday weekend (which is partly why I decided to treat myself to those books).