Gosh, am I glad it's Friday, I've had a head cold brewing all week but haven't felt unwell enough to justify a day of bed rest. You know what it's like when you work and being mum and dealing with all the ge-zillion other things on your plate. You struggle, but continue to juggle through the week. I'm looking forward to some serious rest this weekend though!
I hope you are all well? Part of my relaxation weekend plan is to post a couple of my girly makes I have finished this week.
Do you remember when I went to the Cath Kidston Patch workshop here? Where I got to start to make my very first Dresden plate pattern and take it home to complete.
All in all it's taken me about 5 hours of cutting, hand sewing and quilting to make this pretty little thing. It's been cathartic and such a pleasure when I have felt stressed.
I can honestly say I have enjoyed each and every stitch I've made. I love the way the pattern turned out too.
This will be a little cushion for Alice's bed to add to her collection of sweet little cushions. I still need to sew the button on and make up the pillow slip which I intend to do over the weekend and oh, I need to give it a little press to! Not sure about you but ironing doesn't feature very high on the list of priorities in this here household!
I'm not sure why I am so addicted to embroidering names and patterns at the moment. I guess it's like with food craving phases, we all go through phases of liking something for a while then move onto another.
This week I was invited to a little gathering tomorrow afternoon to an ex-colleague of mine's daughter's second birthday, so what better opportunity than to make a little stitchy present for her!
Because I haven't been feeling great and time constraints, I decided on a simple project, something personal but simple.
I chose this pink with white polka dots cotton fabric from my stash and machine sewed a little draw string bag for her.
I sewed an old crocheted doily (found in a charity shop ages ago) onto the bag, followed by one of my hand sewn hexagons and a button. I still haven't decided on which button yet. I think the small (above) pink one is my favourite for this bag. Or do you think the bigger pink (below) one is better?
Actually after seeing these photo's again I think the bigger one looks better!
Of course her sweet name needed to be embroidered onto the bag.
And there we have it.. a little girly draw string bag for Annabelle...
Ok, so it needs a little pressing too but I am rather please with this pretty and functional bag. I made one for Alice about 2 years ago to try and help her be a bit more tidy and use it for holding all her clothes that needed to be washed (instead of dumping them on the floor!!) and hey presto it worked. How much longer am I going to be able to revel in this pre-teen joy? ;0)
Wishing you all a very special and relaxing weekend
See you soon