Saturday, 18 April 2015

Weekly round up...

Time for a weekly round up, it's been a busy one (again) but we have absolutely no plans for the weekend. Maybe we'll get some more decorating done or pop into the garden for an afternoon tea yum!!! As long as it's relaxing I don't mind :D  

This week I've been trying to get this gorgeous beauty finished, I feel like I'm on the home stretch with it now. Main body is all sewn together along with a the small components. All that's left is the lining and construction of all the pieces together. 

I also had a couple of orders for decorations to make (no mention of the C word just yet lol) I still love sitting on an evening hand sewing these, I find it so theraputic. I did think that you would all call me crazy for posting photos of these so early in the year but hey if you lovely people order them I am happy to make them. It always feels strange sewing them when the sun is shining though.

The Gingers are still proving to be the favourite, a lovely lady in San Diego has ordered a set and they set off on their long journey yesterday. It still boggles my mind that my little makes travel to all sorts of destinations around the world. 

Well that's it for me, I'm going to go and put some coffee on and get some washing pegged out. Best take advantage of this lovely weather, here in the UK you never know how long it's going to last. Have a fab weekend!!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

And onto the next one...

I am so lucky that I get to work with all these gorgeous fabrics and colours! Here's what is next on my work desk, isn't it so pretty? 

I have already started sewing the components ie the strap, side pieces and pockets and I'm loving the fabric combination. I've picked a fabric the same hue as the red flowers in this fabric for the piping and the lining is going to be silvery grey. I'm keeping the secret zip pocket fabric a secret for now ;)  

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter break

Happy Easter to you all, hope you're having a fabulous long weekend. We've just arrived back from visiting my parents for the weekend and got to catch up with my nephew and his wife and my adorable great-nephew. It was lovely to have the family together. Ashamedly I was bearing Christmas gifts too that had not been given, I know, I know it's April and only 8 1/2 months til Christmas....but this is how unorganised I have been of late (now don't punish me for saying the 'C' word!! :D).

Anyway it was a lovely couple of days and now I'm back home it's time to get things back in order here. It's quite possible that every item of clothing I own is either in the washing pile or the ironing basket so maybe that's the first hurdle to jump over? Then there's the garden needs sorting out, weeds and all that. And of course there is lots of sewing to catch up on and let's face it I would much rather be spending the rest of my bank holiday off sewing lovely things but first things first lets get life back on track! 

Oh by the way the top picture are the finished photos I took of Rachel's bag before it went off on its travels to her. I really do love the fabric combo.

On the journey back last night we picked up these at the services. This was Mr.B's and my treat to ourselves for Easter....fair swap for eggs I thought hmmmm nom!!! 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Fab Review *blush*

This is such a lovely review of my new style satchel bag!! Thank you for your kind words on the image to read Rachel's full post.