Saturday, 26 July 2008
A huge thank you for home made applique bags
Just look what I got at midday this morning, when the postie arrived. From my lovely friend Angel. I adore anything homemade, and bags especially, and these are incredible. They are lined with lovely contrasting fabric...
and have two pockets inside and button details back and front (have I mentioned I love buttons?!). And the applique is so gorgeous. I've always wanted to try applique, and zig-zag stitch on my machine, but have never ever been brave enough. I am so incredibly fortunate to have met Angel on the forum. Angel, you are fabulous, and you've made blogging lots of fun. Do visit her blog and see what I mean. There's only one Angel like this one!
We've had a lovely first few days of the holiday. I steeled myself to let my 11 year old loose with a friend in town earlier for three hours, and of course it was fine. Lots start before me, but I haven't had the inclination, but she needs to start cutting loose a little. They did their own thing, and I had to laugh... they went to Starbucks for a brownie and hot chocolate, then bought sweets, then just before I collected them went into thornton's and got a shot of melted chocolate. A chocolate theme going on here, I think.
The skirt is coming along, and I'll try and post on progress tomorrow. I've made lots of mistakes, but I'm hoping it'll be wearable. There's also still time to sign up to my fabric bucket giveaway if you're quick - see a couple of posts back for the details.