It's been weeks and weeks since I made anything from the Zakka Style book, there have been a few of the projects that I have really wanted to make, and I always planned to make them along with everyone else doing the Zakka Style Sew Along, but time is an elusive thing just now, with school holidays and a mental puppy who although almost fully recovered, is not allowed out for proper walks. Fortunately the weather has dried up, and although we're not baking like the rest of the UK seems to be, the kids can get outside to play- yipee! :)
Today I really wanted to make something. It had to be quick and easy and I had to have all the supplies I needed within easy reach. I managed to make a large version of the Delightful Linen Bag.
I used some Essex linen, some teeny tiny Liberty scraps that I just couldn't bear to throw away, and a handmade lace handkerchief that my Great-Great Aunt made. I absolutely LOVED making this! I really love finding a use for things that other might throw away, and I think these fabric are just so pretty together.
I'm going to use it to keep my small quilting rulers safe (and easy to find!) and other bits and bobs that have no home at the moment :)
I got some lovely mail the other day, from the very lovely Helen and Archie. Helen has been very very busy. You may have seen this fantastic thread catcher turn up on some other blogs. Isn't it brilliant? She also sent some retro charms for my hexagon quilt, and the lovely Archie sent my little Murphy some tasty biscuits (not pictured because Murphy went crazy for them and persuaded me that they were medicinal and would aid his recovery ;) Thankyou so much Helen, you are very sweet and kind.
That's all for now, I'm off to organise myself for a sewing day on Sunday at the lovely Jo from Bearpaw's shop! I'm so excited to be getting a sewing day with some lovely girls, with a bit of shopping too! I have somehow volunteered to do a quilting demonstration - not sure why because I'm only just learning how to FMQ. Don't tell any of the others, but I'm going to make it an interactive demonstration, and see if they will help me quilt the Do Good Stitches quilt for Project Linus :)
Have a great weekend!