I have been on a mission this past few days to prepare everything ready for my visitors next week. We like to have familiar toys out ready for them. We have also added a few new Charity shop finds to the collection. Gerard has been working on the railway diorama and giving the points a good clean. We must start putting a cloth over it, it was amazing how dusty it had become and took an age to clean. Baby is looking a little scruffy so if I have time a new outfit may need to be made. I have already made a couple of meals ahead of time and popped them in the freezer. The weather forecast is looking brighter so I am one happy Mama/Granny.
In the meantime I have added another Harris Tweed bag to the collection, a messenger bag.
I originally made it using tape for the handle as directed by the pattern. Sadly on completion I didn't like the overall look. The tape made it look cheap, which spoilt it. Very quickly it was taken off and a new handle added using the same Harris Tweed and cotton fabric as the rest of the bag. So much better.
I have also completed another bag for the gift cupboard, using some suede effect fabric left over from another fabric. It has been in my stash for a long time and several times came close to been thrown away. Finally I have found a use for it. It has been brightened up with some beautiful red cotton lining.
The pocket used from the scraps of suede as there wasn't enough left from the lining fabric.
They will be perfect as gift bags with a few treasures added. Gifts made with love.
Do you like to make your own gifts?
I have a busy day planned making beds up and cleaning windows while we have a break in the weather. I am hoping to get some washing out on the line. Nothing beats the smell of line dried washing. I would also like to get some basil infused oil made and some pickling vinegar made for red cabbage and beetroot. We also have seeds that need sowing. The list goes on and on...but I do enjoy been busy!
Thank you for your visit and your uplifting comments.
See you soon.