Monday, April 8, 2013

Easter weekend - Crafting too.

Inbetween all the dust and rubble, some crafting has been happening. Here and there during the day a few squares get stitched together. No rapid progress as other things take priority above sewing. Both quilts are waiting patiently at their halfway point.

The children were home for an extra two days after the Easter break, so we went for a relaxed (tried!) lego and puzzle-bombed house and I managed to sew this Reversible Bag for a gift. This trully is a fairly easy, straight stitching bag. It requires approx 60cm of both fabrics (both being 100% cotton and 112cm wide), pins and some sewing thread. Print off the tutorial and download the pattern from here. (scroll right down to the bottom of the page for the download).

Told you it was lego-bombed!

At least it was surface mess and didn't require vacuuming and mopping.

The second crocheted valance is coming along nicely too. I have three of the eight repeats to go. This mainly happens in the school carpark, waiting for appointments or distant drives - when I am a passenger of course! I don't think it has left my bag for the last week though. Really looking forward to finishing this one.



  1. Looks like you had a very busy 'relaxing' weekend!
    Thanks soooo much for the bag! It's special receieving a handmade gift! Em x

  2. Your quilt tops look amazing! And it looks like your kids enjoyed their few extra days off too ;-)