Friday, 17 August 2012
Shut away but busy
Hello Dear Reader,
Thank you to the many daily visitors and your kind words. I've locked myself away today and hidden from the physical and metaphorical storms.
I'm purposefully keeping busy. I've glued and clamped a wonky chair leg and it's as good as new.
I've quilted more of the quilt with bubbly circles - I will get there eventually.
I used up the last of the shower gel I bought in France, so I've been eeking out the same bottle since the beginning of June.
I used some lovely gifted bubble bath to refill it and I think I've got about a year's supply in that huge bottle. I don't have baths and this worked just as well in my four minute shower this morning.
I cut out a pattern for a bag that I've had for months and months.
I cut out the vintage fabric I've been accumulating to make the bags.
Here's the 60's paisley with vintage table cloth trim and old gingham lining. All bought from jumble sales and charity shops. It cost me £1 to make this bag.
You can have a close up of the lining and trim.
I made this bag with some of the tablecloth I bought in a jumble sale, the lining is an old table cloth from Oxfam and the trim is the remnants of a vintage sheet which I bought from the Sally Army charity shop. I've just the rest to back a quilt.
Here's the lining of the second bag. One is for my mum and the paisley is for my daughter.
Here they both are together.
Sometimes when life doesn't go the way we want it to, we can just ignore it and lock ourselves away. I keep busy as this feeling will pass and in the meantime, the house will be spotless and I'll get lots of jobs done!!
Love Froogs xxxxxxxx