Wow, it’s felt like I’ve been working on stuff since last Friday without actually having anything to show for it, but I’ve finally got something! I have actually finished my Sew Mama Sew giveaway item (which I can’t show you ’til next Monday) and I’ve got most of the way through part 2 of the super secret project, but amongst that, I cranked out these 2 bags.
Here is the one for my friend, made from the larger pattern using black linen, and Echino for the outer, and a spotty purple quilt weight cotton for the interior, with a splash of turquoise from the Sandy Gervais Grand Finale line, leftover from my ATSQA quilt:
And here is the smaller one I made for me (same interior):
I also got a fabulous parcel through the door from my friend Susana in Hong Kong. Susana had noticed my post on the purse frames recently and offered to help me translate the book if needed. She also offered to send me a bunch of fabric she didn’t think she’d get to use. Wasn’t she generous? She also included a couple of postcards from her bear business.
Now, would you like the chance to win some fabric of your own? If so, head over to see the more famous Katy at I’m A Ginger Monkey who has a couple of bundles from 2 new fabric lines that aren’t even in the shops yet.
And finally, there’s been a few questions about my Christmas decorations because, as it turns out, not everyone has a koala dressed as a reindeer (shocker, eh?). So here’s my TV unit, and the wee table with the phone on, which contains the sum total of my Christmas decorations (along with a bunch of other stuff that’s there year-round)
Oh, and I’m linking up to Jenna’s Manic Monday (others are on holiday for December) – and yeah, a day late, I’m ill, pity party, remember? ;o)