I had been waiting on a half finished project to be completed before writing this post but as with everyone else I find myself distracted by the beautiful weather, that and my studio being an inhospitable 27 degrees for most of the morning, the down side of all that glass. So what’s a girl to do instead of sew? Why do a spot of on-line shopping whilst sitting with my feet in the paddling pool and eating an ice lolly, of course. Perfect.
As my seasonal taste goes, I am into mixed bright colours the moment. First up on my little spree is this bundle of Kaffe spots to feed my ongoing spots addiction.
and whilst I was placing an order with the wonderful Saints & Pinners I bought a little bit of the Forest Hills Voile in sea (as with the last Voile I am planning some summer tops….when exactly, I’m not sure, at this rate maybe in time for the summer of 2012!).
I also treated myself to some bright new tea towels from the Pantone/Typhoon range. Already can’t remember where from, they are pretty common to buy but I cannot keep white tea towels white, they inevitably end up grey so I set myself the challenge of buying solid bright colours and these fit the bill perfectly.
We have been spending quite bit of time outside, me in the vegetable garden and Charlie mostly playing on the decking around the doorway, usually with his pencils and paper. He created this bright little scene the other day, note how the shoes are neatly lined up….hummm, art and neatness, wonder who he takes after!
As for the ‘open project’, here is is still very much open. Honestly, I bought the Echino fabrics back in August (see here) specifically for this, I even cut the squares and stitched up two of the sample lavender bags and that’s where it ended. The rest have been sitting in a box waiting for their moment. As you can see it will be a stack of 4 large lavender bags, I figured some people just want some plain (but pretty) lavender squares to pop into their draw or wardrobe to keep things smelling sweet, so that’s what I’m aiming for. I will complete and photograph soon, I’m making a point of leaving them in the middle of the work bench in the way so I can’t put them aside again.
Right, I am off into the garden to water the poor wilting seedlings and make the most of the sun whilst it’s here!