I don't very often sew; usually only when I need to make curtains but my machine has been out loads lately. I seem to be in a sewingy frame of mind of late and keep thinking of things I need to sew.
It all started when I said I'd make a roman blind for my sister's bedroom. I had about half a metre of fabric left over from a blind I made years ago (and got paid for it!) and bought some extra to go with it - luckily there was a tiny flaw in it so I got it for £2.99/metre rather than £8.99. Then when I opened the bag of lining I realised that it was blackout lining rather than ordinary so it was even more of a bargain! I love bargains...mainly because I am tight I think. This is the story so far on the blind:
Then, I was sorting out my knitting stuff as I had a new knitting bag from my (not wicked) step-mother for Christmas. I looked at my needle roll and it was all tatty with about 3000 needles stuffed into each segment and I thought, "ooh, I could make that". Then I thought, "ooh, I've got all the things I need to make that," and THEN I thought, "I'm going to make that". And I did. And here it is:
And finally on the sewing front (for now), I went to visit my friend in Exeter yesterday and we had a lovely crafting afternoon at her house whilst our husbands went to visit an old friend. She has been having Taiko (sp?) lessons and wanted to make a bag to put her drumming sticks in (as you do) and I'd seen instructions for a sewing machine cover on the Mollie Makes blog, so we perfected the art of chatting over the noise of the sewing machines. Here's my cover (you may recognise the fabric!):
Sew long all!