My sewing mojo is a bit all over the place at the moment. I think it’s party the on off holiday situation with the boys and M being away quite a lot, plus I am very distracted by the garden. I find if I force myself to do some sewing (usually after a break for a few days), ideally a small, fun projects; then I find myself back to normal and itching to get things done again.
I have been beading new tags, I am forever running out of these and it’s a nice to do whilst I have the boys around.
Planning some dyeing sessions (I’m washing bedding and towels today to get all the whites out of the way as you need to do this just before bulk colour washes for obvious reasons).
Admiring the posh notebook that my generous sister bought for my Birthday ages ago,
now it has a home in my nice new bag. This is my first none Orla K bag for many, many years but I couldn’t resist as it was half price for a few days and I’ve always fancied a nice leather satchel style. I was going to treat myself to an original Cambridge satchel one day but this was a lot cheaper with the discount (it’s from Boden).
Planing some cushions for the living room with this
and finally, I’m all excited by working out the new flower brooches, again it’s a nice little project for doing here and there in amongst the gardening and school runs.
I say finally but we had the important event over the weekend of C turning 4, and thanks to inspiration from this post over at Scented Sweetpeas I made him a Pinata in the shape of a fish. It was hastily made, I have to be honest and the fish part was a last minute thing after a school Mum asked me what shape Pinata I was making (errrr a balloon shape?!) but the boys loved it, especially being able to bash something with a stick until it breaks – the highlight of the day for them 🙂