Thursday, 7 April 2011

Homemade First Aid bag

What a glorious couple of days we've been having! Yesterday my colleagues and I had a meeting outside in the sun for the first time. It was bliss. The nice weather is coming at a perfect time, as it's putting me in a perfect holiday mood. Last weekend I decided to make a little first aid bag for an upcoming trip.

The red fabric is from Cath Kidston, and it was on sale the week before Christmas. I made loads of totes with it to hold the women's presents in, but no photos were taken at the time.
Talking of Cath Kidston, the latest newletter they sent me was just full of cuteness, and I think I am going to be tempted by the Royal Wedding memorabilia, especially the tea towel. In any case I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to experiencing this event, I think it will be great, and having the day off to celebrate it will certainly prove to be a popular move.
Now, time to go pack for that holiday!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Last week I went to the card corner of my local supermarket and could only find one of the kind of card I was looking for - not much choice, I thought, and it can wait till the weekend to visit the proper card shop. So, on Saturday afternoon I braved the crowds and went to my favourite place for cards. Given my origins, cards are not a big thing for me, but I really needed one. I quickly realised that choice would be limited again - very limited. In fact, as previously experienced, there was only one card of that kind.
So I got it (a bit reluctantly given the glitter all over it), and went to pay at the cashier desk. "Wow" the lady said in amazement, "You actually know someone who's turning 100?" "Why, yes" I said proudly, "my great grand-father."
He was born before WW1, fought and lost dear friends in WW2, grew organic vegetables and fruits before organic had become hip, and has the best strawberries and melon in his garden. He still has a wicked sense of humour, and is a bit of a role model to us all in the family.

Bon anniversaire pépé G.

Friday, 1 April 2011

log cabin pincushion

Last week I tried my hand at log cabin for the first time, like Atina not so long ago, and taking my inspiration from the same source, Pink Penguin. It was a lot quicker to make than I thought, but as usual, being the capricorn that I am, I decided to go ahead without a pattern, and made it up as I went along. The result is a pretty pincushion in blue tones with tiny little flaws.

If it keeps on raining this weekend, I'd love to perfect my technique. If you know of any good tutorials around...

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