Monday 11 May 2015


Wasn't yesterday lovely?  More or less wall to wall sunshine and pretty warm too.  It was lovely to be able to keep the back door open and thoroughly air the house.  I slept really well too - must have been that fresh air!

Yesterday was quite a busy day one way and another.  I had finished the quilted tote bag I have been making and just needed some 'feature buttons' so I dashed off to Hobbycraft only to discover that it doesn't open until 10:30 on Sundays.  Drat.  I wasn't wasting petrol driving home only to have to set straight off again. andI was sorely tempted to go into Costa Coffee, telling myself I ould use some of last month's left over money.   Thankfully, I managed to resist the impulse (and the aroma) and wandered around the retail park instead.  A few shops opened at ten so I looked around them (without buying, of course) until Hobbycraft was open.

There weren't any suitable buttons apart from some extremely expensive hand made beauties so I ended up buying some Fimo and made some buttons when I got home using a cookie cutter and a skewer.  They're a little lopsided and the holes are not dead straight, but I'm pleased with them and will make some more at some point.

The quilted bag is now finished and here's some photos.  I'm really rather pleased with it.
One side
and the other side

and the button

After a nice lunch with Beth, Eddie came round and we discussed my ICT requirements.  I am hoping to buy a new computer and a laptop as I won't have a school laptop in a couple of months' time.  He now has a pretty good idea of what I want and is going to put together and price up a shopping list for me.

After that I carried on with a quilt I am making for a friend who has just had a baby.  I'll show you when it is finished, assuming it comes out OK.

This week is SATs week for both Y2 and Y6 so I will be up to my eyeballs with marking.  That's life.


  1. Lovely bag Joy. I often wish i had a room I could devote to sewing but doing it on the dining table is just too much clearing up all the time to make it worthwhile.

  2. I have to admit Beth and I had our lunch on plates on our laps because the table was covered with 'stuff'.
    I'd like to make another bag but what would I use it for?
    J x