Monday 16 April 2012

Sew a Long

I am so easily distracted and spend a lot of time surfing my ever growing collection of blogs to read.. but one of the reasons for starting my blog was to get myself to focus..  I bought the  book Zakka Style by Rashida Colman-Hale in January and I loved the mix of prints and linen but set it aside while I completed other projects - thats a never ending list by the way... but WIP's sounds a lot better than UFO's.. not quite so final!!

So along came the Zakka Style Sew Along organised by Lindsey and and Amy - I have so many books that just end up as shelf decoration so I decided to get involved and get sewing......  I am a little behind as Easter and house guests cut into my sewing time but I did sit down last week and make the first project which was a Tote bag... I loved the way it went together really easily and the handle construction particularly was simple and effective without the need for fancy stiffeners - just the fabric and light interfacing.
Ta dah..!!!
I love the size of this bag... its a great Grab n Go bag for basics when I don't want to take a full handbag, it is nice and deep to keep everything safe.

And in the style of One thing leads to Another.......
Amy at Made During Quiet Time was leading Week 2 with the cute House Pouch, and has posted hints and tips on how she got on and she had a giveaway of some Aurifil threads.. so I posted a comment and was a winner.... yey!!  How lucky am I.. Thank you Amy - now I will be stalking my postman... I have used some Aurifil for piecing but want to try the thicker threads for detail and quilting... I don't know what the pack contains but it will be very welcome.

Off to pick out fabrics for my House Pouch... Got to link my Tote to the flicker group too.... blimey- get me.. Mrs Techie..

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