Finally, I've done some sewing, and it's come in the form of library bags (book bags) for charity.
Although Mum came home from hospital just over a month ago now, I haven't been in the right head space for much of anything. I've been retreating to my garden - my happy place - whenever I can.
A request by one of the family, for drawstring bags forced me back into sewing. It was just what I needed to help me get back into the swing of things. Since then, little by little I've motivated myself to do a bit of sewing here and there, to the point where I'm now enjoying it again.
My sewing mojo is back! And overall that's had a good effect on me.
Using fabric I'd already cut out a LONG time ago, I've made 15 library bags and a few easy sew no-zip pencil cases. Once I've packed them up, they'll be heading to Sewing for Charity Australia, for their back to school project.
- Library Bag - Tutorial
- Library Bag with Contrasting Fabrics - Tutorial
- Library Bag with Book Titles
- Dresden Plate Library Bag - Tutorial
- Patchwork Block Library Bag - Tutorial
- Library Bag with Longer Handles
If I had the time to borrow books from the library - indeed, just to read books - this is the one I'd keep for myself. The fabric is Magical Lands by Saffron Craig - sadly no longer available. Although I would have made it with longer handles for myself.
It's been months since I've read any blogs. I'm off now to do a little catching up.