With the weekend just about here again it seems like our australia day weekend was only just a few days ago. Hope you all had a great one. We enjoyed fireworks and a BBQ with friends which was really nice. With just about all the kids back to school this week I can hear all the minds ticking away at all the things they can get down and do now that we have "ME" time again. I have to confess I do love the school holidays and especially the Christmas ones. No getting up at the same time everyday, no doing lunches. A real break in routine. Jack's first big day into high school is tomorrow and I think he is looking forward to it. He is a bit unsure and we are not saying too much about it.
I have had my niece a fair bit throughout the holidays and she has expressed a great interest into learning how to sew on a machine. She is 11 and was watching me very closely as I was sewing. I decided to give her a few sewing lessons and I have to say she did very well. She was a little spoiled on the computerised sewing machine but when mum came to pick her up, her order for her very own sewing machine was quickly delivered. As I have mentioned in a recent post that I have been busy designing new things I thought it would also be a great time for my niece to make something for herself.
It was an afternoon of bag making. We shared the table, the cutting tools, the pins and of course the machine. It was like musical chairs. Alex was so proud of herself she was quick to remind me to take a photo and put it on my blog. So here is Alex and her very first bag that she made entirely by herself with some charm squares I had in my stash. WELL DONE ALEX. HIP HIP HOORAY 8-)
And of course we have to have a close up.
Check out the seams! How good are they and she pinned them all by herself. With help from lil' old me. So our afternoon of bag making also produced my 2 new bags. The first is the sneek peek one from a recent post which I have name "Elizabeth's Bouquet"
And a little something else to tempt your stitching taste buds.........is "Fruit Salad". I raided my scrap stash for this one. I have used 5 different ranges and I just love all the different fabrics and colours together. Fruit salad....yummy yummy!!
The patterns for these 2 new designs will be available sometime next week, as I have my classes returning on Monday for the start of a busy stitching term! So I shall leave you with just a bit of eye candy and until next time......
deliciously "In Stitches"