Monday, November 12, 2007

A busy weekend

Last weekend was busy in the best sense of the word. Lots of sewing, and interesting projects that actually got finished!

First cab off the rank was this bag for myself. The fabric was once an ironing board cover. Isn't it great! The ladies in the Op Shop where I bought it wanted me to come back and show them the bag once it was made. They seemed to find it most amusing that I would want to make a bag out of such a thing. But who could resist such a fantastic print. I love it!

Second project was resizing an apron that was my Grandma's, and was handmade by her goodness knows how long ago (I'd have a guess and say it was made in the 60s or 70s). It was quite a tricky job as my Grandma was a larger lady than myself (ok, maybe quite a bit larger) but I got it to a point where it fits good enough for an apron. I've been loving wearing it around the house. For one thing, I don't have to worry when I pick up Kate and she wants to smear her dirty face all over my shoulder, and for another, it just makes me feel all 'business like' in regards to the whole domesticity thing, which is kinda fun.

Last major project for the weekend was this little clutch for my sister. She had a dress she wanted to wear to a Restaurant Awards night yesterday, and she had no bag to match. So we went through my stash and found some suitable fabrics, and came up with this clutch.

It was the first time I'd tried making a clutch bag, and I didn't have a pattern, so I just kind of winged it. Now I can see what I would do differently next time, but it worked out well enough to be used.

Besides sewing, we did lots of walks in parklands, and playing outside this weekend. Very low key, and just hanging around the house kind of stuff, but productive and relaxing none-the-less. A lovely weekend!

1 comment:

ingrid said...

Oh I love your revamped apron! And I agree, there is something about wearing an apron that makes me come over all busy little homemaker. Too bad it doesn't lways materialise into a tidy house and dinner on time.

Great bags too btw :-)