Crickey, we’re still a bit hectic around here. But, fingers crossed, everyone seems to be on the mend. Including me, I can now speak without croaking and can blow my nose without my ears whistling (that was very disconcerting!) – I’m hoping that I won’t cough so much tonight and that I’ll be able to sleep properly, that would be really lovely.
But it is a beautiful sunny day and I’m feeling energetic for the first time in a few weeks so life is good!
I’ve made a few little gifts for friends over the last month or so. Pot holders made with some of my favourite scraps. I love eking out the last of special fabrics. I tried a spiral quilting pattern and really liked it. I would love to try it on a proper quilt but I’m not sure I’m brave enough.
This little pencil case is for my mum’s great niece (also known as my cousin’s daughter!) for her Christmas – mum and I reckon she’s quite a grown-up little girl so I tried to make it girly without being babyish.
I bought this wonderful glittery fabric to make a dress (Made by Rae’s Washi dress – I’ll post about it separately). The fabric is Gilt Trip – Buds in Metallic by Dear Stella, and it came from The Village Haberdashery. It isn’t at all typical for me but there’s something I just love about it – maybe the buds? I’m rarely a glittery, and almost never a gold, sort of person. But, hey, it is good to be a bit different for a change. I have some left over. Most of it will be a Christmas twirly skirt for Islay, some went to make this pouch which is a gift and the rest…………….
……………made another zip pouch for my give away. Yay, finally!
And to win all you have to do is leave a comment and hope that Mr Random Number Generator likes your comment number.
The give away is a small way to say thank you to all the lovely people who visit my wee blog. I love my bloggy friends and comments often make my day. I love writing this little blog, and I get so much pleasure from reading other people’s too – I know for sure that my sewing wouldn’t have improved the way it has done over the last couple of years without the blog world, there’s so much inspiration and help out there.
But, please, if you are a first-time visitor or long time lurker don’t be shy about entering too – I’d love to hear from you, even if only this once. I’m a dreadful lurker on other blogs and I would be delighted if you fancied de-lurking!
I’ll leave comments open until a week today (Wednesday 13 November) and I’ll let you know the winner soon after. Good luck!