What have I got to share with your today then?....
Two weeks ago I shared with you the gorgeous fabric I had cut out ready to take with me on the bag making workshop that Jo and I were playing guinea pigs for our friend to practise on. She is starting up crafty workshops and if last Tuesday was anything to go on they should be really successful. We had a wonderful time learning new techniques [drinking coffee, giggling and chatting] and came away bursting with excitement at the gorgeous bags we had made....plus the desperate need for lots of new equipment for our craft rooms.
Isn't it just stunning? I love the design and the fun fabric has really turned into a gorgeous unique bag. I'm sure Jo is showing hers off today too so pop over to see the one she made.
The whole bag is wadded and there are loads of fab pockets inside to put all those shopping essentials. I love how the grommets make it look so professional...they are a really great design and are fitted so simply too.
The other thing I'm sharing with you today is how I like a challenge...
A new customer to me brought me a really well loved treasure of his wife's while she was away on holiday so I could take the pattern off it and make her a new one as a surprise gift. When his wife retired from running a local choir about 25 years ago one of the ladies had made her a choir boy peg bag as a leaving gift. As you can see it has been really well used and was falling apart so taking the pattern wasn't quite so easy but I managed to make a reasonable copy and needless to say when he collected it he was thrilled to bits with what I'd done.....and so was I too :-)
Well that's all from me today....would you like to know why?
I'm off to meet 3 very special people today that you all know really well....Julia [our WOYWW queen], Jan [of Lunch lady fame] and Di [of Snippets Playground fame]. I feel like I've known them for ever so am really excited at eventually meeting them in real life. I'm sure there will be photographic evidence and we will be sharing it all with you very soon but for now have a great week.