A little project on the side is always good when you hit a snag, don't you think?......
The dress was coming along swimmingly, when suddenly out of nowhere there was a hiccup....
quite ladylike really,
but until I could figure it out, I needed a distraction.
An easy, peasy make, that would keep the crafty vibe alive but not cause any hiccups!!
It couldn't get much easier than sewing two rectangles of fabric together.
Because I love this green floral fabric so much, I had bought an extra metre and thought it would make a great bag to keep my crochet in.
I'm very happy with how it has turned out, although if I make another I will tweak it a little.
I love the gingham lining, it was going to be polka dots but I didn't have quite enough fabric, so gingham it is and it looks nice and cheery....
There's a spot for 3 crochet hooks and a pocket for some scissors or some chokky, hehe.....
Good place to hide your chokky stash, the family would never think to look in your crochet bag would they?
There's room for my rug......
hopefully not for much longer as I sit and hook a round or two in the evenings...
It's growing ever so slowly.
Earlier this week a bubble/cardboard/paper wrapped parcel arrived in my letter box.
In it were a couple of books I had ordered from New Zealand and I had been waiting patiently!! for them....
'The Story of My Ruin' and' I know A Garden' by Marion Cran.
They are lovely books, written back in the 1930's telling of her gardening exploits and of renovating old homes in England.
She was also the first gardening radio broadcaster.....
It was a completely different era, with gentler ways.
Who would've thought that a book purchased for 50 cents from a jumble stall at a school fete, would turn into a journey that has given me hours of enjoyment.......
There may be a little less crochet taking place in the evenings now!!
I'm also swooning over those David Austin roses...
Lady of Megginch♥♥
And to end the week, here is my first op shop find for the year.
A lovely woollen blanket, with lots of colours,
I haven't seen one like this before and hesitated before I bought it BUT I have plans which I am a little bit excited about, as it feels like my sewing mojo may be returning.
In my defence I would like to say that I was at the op shop dropping off bags and boxes of bits and pieces that I can live without.
I was having a little clear out, so when something new comes in, something old has to go.
So, 2 'new to me' books arrived and out went a bag of magazines and 4 books, along with a bag of clothes and some kitchen ware, yay...
It feels great decluttering....
You can see how much the countryside has dried out in the last little while....less green and more brown, but a beautiful, blue
sky, in the last photo.
We are in for another warm day tomorrow, but hopefully some rain on Sunday which will be lovely.
I hope you enjoy your weekend wherever you are and thank you to everyone who left a lovely, encouraging comment on my previous post.
It's always great to hear from you and a big thanks to Georgia over at Little Blue Mouse for her advice on my hiccups!!
Have a great weekend everyone and take care,
P.S. Silly me, forgot to say that Emma over at Lemons for Lemonade is hosting a fab giveaway for those of you who would like to learn how to crochet. Lots of great things to get you 'hooked'
(I just had to , sorry!)
It's open till the 31st. January and she will post worldwide.
Pop on over read her January 4th post and throw you name in the hat and good luck!