Sunday, 14 June 2009
I took my sewing machine in the garden....
I hope you don't think this blog post is a bit twee.
I mean I know I took my sewing maching into the garden today, but I don't want to give you the impression that I live a flowery airy fairy life, its just that I work hard in the week, and there was no way I was going to stay in doors when there was a bit of a chance for a sunny day, even if it meant me looking a bit silly sat on the patio. The thing is that I have to make the most of my free time, and most of the time I run about like a mad person trying to cram everything in..(I take my sewing and crochet to work on in my lunch break) and when I wait for Mr M after work to go home I have been known to get my crochet hook out then too!
I think I rush rush rush about sometimes to block out the worries that most of us have, money, bills, health, family, because if I don't fill up my time I can be prone to worrying..alot.
So anyway...(enough of me waffling on!) and back on to some sewing.
First off I made a cushion. Now if like me you are very familar with Cath Kidston, well she sells some vintage bits too, and I love the cushions that are made out of old blankets...well I'm not paying £40 for a cushion. So I had a go and made one, that to be honest, looks nothing like the one in CK...but I kinda liked it.
Then I had the mad idea that I was going to make a handbag organiser...have you seen these on the internet? A french company called TINTAMAR makes these fantastic bags that go in your bag, and every thing has a little pocket, and when you want to swap bags you just pull the drawstring and pop it into your new bag. I love it as I am a handbagaholic.
Well surprise surprise, my sewing wasn't up to it...so I won't show you the disastrous effort of mine....I think I will just have to buy the real thing ;0)
Hope you are all well on this lovely summery Sunday...
I'll be back soon :0)