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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Making Me Happy!

The weather has been pretty miserable here this weekend. Emily has been on a scout training weekend and camped on the edge of Bodmin Moor. She's just got home and I think her whole kit was wet.

Yesterday Simon and I went on a church training event near Truro. Afterwards we popped in to Truro to look around the shops. I decided to take a look at the fabric section of Laura Ashley. I haven't been in a LA shop in years. I loved the fabric and they had a sale on. So I got a meter of yellow spotty laminated cotton for £9.

I looked through my stash and found some fabric I bought on Etsy in January. They were perfect together.

A while ago I found a tutorial for a reversible bag I fancied making. Lately all my sewing has been about Vanessa's quilt. I had planned to finish that today but the only backing fabric I had was planned for my sofa quilt. While reading some blogs this morning I found some sales fabric at The Village Haberdashery and the code 'SALE40' got me another 40% off. So while I wait for that to arrive I'll make some other stuff.

I spent most of the afternoon sewing the bag. I added inside and outside zipped pockets and inside slip pockets. Although the bag is reversible I think I'll use it with the laminated side out. 

All that's left is to top stitch around the top of the bag and handles. I love the green zip.

My desk and the shelf above it needs a major clear out again. As a start I put some of my sewing gadgets in the tins I got last week.

I'm hoping I may manage to make an apron for myself (to wear while sewing, its such a messy activity) and a make up bag. After I've finished Vanessa's quilt I need to start a quilt for Emily.

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