I was lucky enough to get some sewing time this weekend and finished off a few projects.
This bag was this months Gift of the Month project from Faeries in My Garden. I knew as soon as the kit arrived last week that I wanted to make it straight away!!!
I was very intrigued when I saw the clasp and handles that went with the fabric to make the bag. I've never made a bag with these before.
However, the instructions were lovely and easy to follow and it went together really well.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out and the gorgeous fabric just makes the whole bag.
There are 2 little circles on the handles to attach a shoulder strap to, so I am now on the look out for a nice gold chain to finish it off.
Notice I showed you something pretty, before I showed you this very, very ugly photo??
Well this sad photo is of my ironing board which has been waiting for a long time to be recovered. I can't believe I let it get this bad. I wouldn't normally show such a terrible pic as this, but it makes a great "before and after" story.. he he...
I had this great piece of fabric in my stash, covered in bears quilting and sewing.
Now my ironing board is much happier and definitely easier to iron on. I also added a padded cover to the board before putting the new cover on.
I use this little board next to my sewing machine instead of lugging the big ironing board out every time I sew. It's wonderful and great for ironing all those fiddly little applique pieces and when I'm paper piecing.
I've finished off another block on "My Favourite Things" quilt. This is my wonky house... but then all the blocks are wonky and quirky.. that's why I love this quilt.
Lastly I'm sharing a photo I took this morning of our little town, very early this morning. I was taking Jack to work and the sun had just come up.. It's such a lovely time of the day.
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!