Friday, 22 February 2013

A few makes

I have been on annual leave from work this week so in between catching up with friends, organising play dates for Miss M and housework, I have had quite a bit of time to do some sewing, which I have enjoyed thoroughly!

A little apron which I decorated with some appliqué as part of a birthday present for my little niece who will be 3 years old this weekend.

Appliqué again, this time an initialed tote bag for another niece who will be having her ninth birthday this weekend.

Miss M is off to another birthday party on Sunday (honestly that girl has such a better social life than I do!) and I appliquéd a cupcake onto a little pink tote bag as part of the birthday girl's gift.

Finally, two little lavender hearts which I made for my sister in law for her birthday next week. All these birthdays! I also finished some cushions I was making for a friend and will show these soon. I am now having a little break from sewing and have turned my attention to some crochet in some lovely spring colours... Oh and I found this little Rob Ryan card in a drawer and decided it just had to be put in a frame, and I now have it hanging in the hall. I just love Rob Ryan's work, it's so beautiful.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, I am very much looking forward to a girls night out on Saturday and probably a lazy day on Sunday...!




  1. Lovely makes and who doesn't love Rob Ryan?

  2. I love the gingerbread apron - so cute, as are the others. It does seem to be birthday season - we've also got 2 in the next week and then another 3 the week after. I spotted a few of 'my' books on your bookshelves, including one of my favourites, 'water for elephants'! x

  3. Sometimes makes which can be quickly finished are the most satisfying, and these are so sweet! I love to applique into bags like that, it makes an economical and thoughtful gift.

    Gillian x

  4. I've just nominated you for the Liebster Award - hope you don't mind! Pop over to my blog for details x

  5. Just come over from Plain Jane's blog. I've also been on leave this week with the 'teenagers'. It looks as though you have had a very productive week. Take care. Chel

  6. Hi there! What a darling blog you have. I found you through Chel C and I love all of the things you make! I am your newest follower!
    Bronwyn @


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