Hello everyone, yet another busy day off ...... I went to my local fabric shop this morning to buy everything to make my Christmas presents etc. What a lovely shop, filled to the brim of fabrics & bits & bobs. You could spend hours in there, it's very small but they have loads & loads of stock...my kind of shop!!!
This is what I brought.........The black fabric, buttons & edging are for a bag I'm going to try & make myself. I saw a lovely bag in monsoon yesterday at a mere £25!! I thought I would give it ago to make my own....I'll show you the results if it works. The edging is called 60's edging, isn't it lovely??? It comes in lots of colours but of course I choose red.
The red strip is for the backing of my nieces quilt that I'm making for her birthday......decided against a pattern from the 'Make' book...not bitter, I've got over that now!! The front of the quilt will be the red retro print......
How sweet is this??? I'm sure she'd rather have Brats or something equally awful!!
Now all I need to do is get my sewing box out & get working....
Do you think I have a problem with all my red spotty things??? Yes I do like the red spot Beret in the 'Make' book...I do have a red Beret but I don't want to ruin it!!
By the time I'd finished shopping the day had nearly gone, just enough time to clean the oven....why oh why do I always leave it so long...... I've been meaning to do it for days but I always find something else to do...
After all that hard work I thought I deserved a break so I settled down to look at my book & had a pot of tea....... you may notice the cream cake...how naughty??? I haven't had one of these in years, my mum treated me when we were shopping.
Time to get on with my knitting, I'm making myself a cardigan, I'm having real problems with it at the moment....... 392 stitches!!! I keep having to rip it back because I can't get the lace pattern right....it won't beat me!!! My only worry is I'll have to stop soon to make gifts then it won't be ready until the summer.... oh well there's always next winter!!!
Hope you all have a good weekend... I'm working all weekend so if you're in Exeter shopping pop into Habitat to say 'hello' ..brighten up my day.