For some reason I have had the urge to sew the last few days. I don't mean with a needle and thread, because I just end up with very holey fingers when I do that, but with my machine. I think it is probably because the evenings are lighter. I'm very short sighted and find it hard to work with my sewing machine in the winter months.
I have started out with a simple reversible bag pattern from here, and I am very pleased with it. L has recently started attending a Saturday Stage School. I am not a mad woman who wants their little one to be a child star or anything, I am more than proud enough of her as it is. I am hoping that having an activity outside of school will increase her self confidence. As the class is evenly split between acting, singing and drama it also means that I don't have to spend my evenings ferrying her about when she is tired and reluctant to go. I have to say it is working out brilliantly, she really seems to like it and since she started three members of staff at her school have commented on how much more forthcoming she is.
Anyway, she needed a little bag for her script, snack and (when I eventually have to buy them) jazz shoes, so I whipped up this for her. The pattern was so easy to follow and the only alterations I made were to use webbing for the handles as I had some that matched and I knew it would save time. I also cut out two long rectangles of fabric rather than two smaller rectangles which I would then have to seam along the bottom, I couldn't see any reason not to and it means the bag will be stronger....
The tulips are from my father, who came to stay last week, they are a lovely treat.
Right, off to my hook and cotton. I have a new crochet obsession to share with you soon.