...by the sewing bug! Those of you who read Lis's blog will know that on Saturday she gave me my first sewing machine. Very exciting. So, on Saturday night I got started! Despite having only left over oddments of fabric and one spool of thread, I set to and managed to make myself a bag - not fantastic, and in fact I didn't finish it as it wasn't worth doing, but it is serviceable if needed. The main thing is that I realised I liked the pattern, but wanted a longer strap and a deeper bag. Sunday was a busy day involving siblings, picnics, and lots of ball games, so I didn't manage anything on Sunday night - but on Monday I took myself (and Sam) to the closest fabric shop and bought *something* (it didn't matter what...I just needed something to sew with!!). Three hours at my machine last night, and I am the proud owner of a pretty cream bag which will perfectly compliment (and complement) many of my holiday outfits, and hopeful be strong enough to last me the remainer of the summer too:
And this morning I have done a little embellishing on the drapes that Lis made for me at the weekend.
Right then, what next? Any suggestions??!