Monday, 28 January 2013

Could Have Done Better.

That should be written on my weekend report card I think! I have managed to do quite a bit of cooking (flapjack, pecan tassies and carrot and coriander soup) but I have not accomplished much on the craft front. We did some decorating yesterday (at last we've made a start!) so that was Sunday written off. On Saturday I did some preparation work for some bunting I've been asked to make but was unable to get further than cutting out the fabric because I wasn't able to print the templates for the name that I need to applique - I couldn't do it free hand because my art skills are not up to much. The fabric I'm using for the bunting is really pretty....

I will hopefully make some more progress this week. I did manage to whizz up a couple of lavender bags for a friend who wants to hide them amongst her son's smelly football kit:

I wasn't sure what size to make them and I think these are actually a bit on the large side but The Customer was happy with them and they'll do the job.

Sadly, I missed out on the Ardingly Quilting Show because of the forecast for badweatherthatnevercame. Once I had decided not to go, I made plans to decorate so when I woke up and there wasn't snow or ice it was too late for me to revert back to Plan A. Apparently it was amazing, I could kick myself really, but I will have to find out if there is a show in Farnborough which is a bit further away but do-able.

Re-reading what I've written I realise that I have actually done quite a lot this weekend, I just haven't done all the things I would have liked. So not too bad after all then!

As it's Monday, I'm going to head over to Handmade Harbour now to see what everyone else has been up to with their crafts over the weekend .

Have a great week,
Love Natalie


  1. Sounds like you've been really busy just cooking. I love a bit of flapjack. I agree the bunting fabric is really pretty. From what I know about boys and their football kits the bigger the lavender bag the better. Have a crafty week.
    Ali x

  2. I love carrot and coriander soup and flapjacks - both yummy. The bunting material is really pretty. Hope you have a good week.

  3. The bunting material is so pretty! What a good idea the lavender bags are for football kits! Now get on with all the things I have asked you to make me!!!

  4. I think the idea of the lavender bags is really great - the bigger the better if you ask me! Sorry to hear that the weather messed up your plans but it is better to be safe than sorry I suppose. Hope you have a good week.

  5. I always find that i've done much more than i thought when i write it down too :)

    I love the pink fabrics you've chosen for your bunting and lavender bags for a football kit is inspired! x

  6. Lovely pink fabrics for your bunting. Think smelly football kit will need MUCH larger sachets - maybe a whole lavender bush in a sachet! Yours are lovely - hope he smells good from now on!

  7. The fabric for the bunting is so pretty.

    Shame you missed going to the quilting show. Typical weathermen !!!

    What a great idea for lavender bags.

  8. I would class cooking as a type of crafting, so to me you've done quite a lot this week. The fabric for the bunting is very pretty.

  9. You might not of done what you set out to do but in my book you have had a very busy weekend.

  10. Ooooooh, that bunting fabric is scrummy! Sadly I think my army of boys wouldn't be too happy with the addition……although I could probably get away with it with the Tiny man!

    What a lovely find your blog is! You're definitely going on my "follow list!"