|Handbag takes a trip to Exeter|
With the bulk of it I was able to put together a Library Tote from The Crafter's Companion. I made one of these when I first started sewing and, although I loved it to death, I made a lot of beginner mistakes with it. Starting with the fabric choice, I used a stretch so the bag strap came out more like a bungee cord. So it's interesting to make again now I can cut in a straight line. Although if I make it again in a few year's time I'm sure it will be much better. It's a great bag for taking on a shopping trip. You can fit your purse and keys in the front pocket as well as your umbrella, sunglasses (that's the South West for you!), reusable bags, kindle and a small project in the main section.
|Lilly is a Pirate Tiger, but she doesn't know what that 'W' is for|
The second piece was a request. My Dad wanted a doggie bandanna for his dog/canoeing companion Watson to wear. So I hemmed a square of fabric. Then, when I was feeling a little more adventurous I drafted a little 'W' based on the text on the front of Appetite for Reduction. See the 'W' in Moskowitz? It's being modelled by Lilly, a tiger acquired on our last trip to Paignton Zoo. We won't get to see Watson in it until he goes on holiday with us this summer.
|Aww, skull hugs!|