Right, here I am, slippers on, homemade soup next to me, ready to talk! So how's everything going with you? Having fun crafting/creating at the moment? I have to say that I am. I'm really enjoying myself these days, now that I'm back into the sewing thing. I feel like I am actually doing something for myself, for a change, and not just housework, cooking, wiping bottoms and all that lovely stuff we mums spend so much time on.
Look what my mother bought for me yesterday! Aren't they so lovely and red and ginghamy? I am trying to decide what to do with my tea towel collection. They have been bought with a project in mind, I'm just not sure which particular project they will end up as. Maybe more bags, kids aprons maybe. Who knows? Anyway, they make me happy just looking at them at the moment, so no hurry.
Yesterday I made this roll for my Grandmother. It matches her crochet bag I just gave her, and is designed to hold her crochet hooks. I really need one for myself, but wanted to practice on lesser fabric first. Is that rude? I hope not. Well, you know how I am about cutting into that precious red gingham!! I might not be able to do it, it might have to be red polka dot instead like my bag.
Never having made one of these things before, I didn't realise again, how long it would take. The tension was giving me trouble from the beginning, but after reading the sewing machine manual, I had the problem under control. Very good. The lines were sewn freehand, I like a bit of fun from time to time. They are actually quite straight luckily.
I hand sewed the last edge of the binding and mitred corners, (I just learned how to mitre) and added the velvet ribbon. Project all finished - thank goodness!
I was talking to Hazel, a good friend, yesterday. She was laughing about how we should take a photo of our ironing boards as they are usually a bit grotty but we spend so long at them while crafting. So here is a challenge for you all. What does your ironing board look like? Mine is screaming out for a new cover but I haven't decided which fabric to use yet. Not sure about using a red print, as I would hate for husband A's shirts to end up pink!
See the awful stains on it? And the cover keeps slipping off too. Flippin' awful really!!
Now, Hazel lent me this pattern at playgroup this morning. I think I could have a bit of fun with aprons. I have that fabulous red apron fabric sitting around, looking to be made up. Could be the next project.
Well that's my lot for today. I do want to thank all of you who have left me lovely comments lately. I try and visit you all on your blogs but Sumea, I really don't know how to leave a comment on your blog! I've tried but to no avail - please forgive me. Guess I still have a lot to learn about blogs. Anyway it was nice of you to visit and I have been checking your blog out as well.
Have fun everyone, with whatever you are enjoying at the moment!