What a lovely weekend! And best of all, we've still got a day off to go! Tomorrow I'm going to Nutfield Priory, to The Craft Barn, a craft shop that has recently relocated there (my Mum used to go to it's old shop and says it was brilliant). I did have plans to clean the oven as well but I'm rapidly going off that idea.....
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone for the lovely comments last week about my quilted boxes, I'm glad everyone liked them. They really were simple to make and yet so pretty and effective, I recommend you all have a go.
There seems to have been an awful lot of sport going on around here of late so I've not done a huge amount of crafting. I managed to finish some carrier bag holders that I had started a little while ago. I had cut everything out to make one for myself and four others for my craft fair stock. One now hangs in my kitchen, dispensing carrier bags when needed. Two have made it into the stock bag:
The other two were snapped up by friends to give as presents!
Don't ask me why the one on the left looks so much bigger than the other one. I think I've said before that I'm rubbish at cutting straight lines but it looks like I measured it totally wrong. Not that it matters, but I was surprised at how there could be such a big difference.
Yesterday, I made number 2 and 3 sons a cushion each as I had been promising to make them for a couple of weeks. I'm all for re-using fabrics (the carrier bag holders are made using old curtain linings) so one cushion is made from some material from an old duvet cover and one is made from an outgrown dressing gown!
The back of the dressing gown wasn't big enough for the whole cover so I cut out the panels for the "back" of the cushion from the front of the dressing gown. It worked out that the pockets were placed perfectly on the cushion and the "back" is now the "front". It means the envelope fold is at the front but Henry doesn't mind. When I went in to make his bed this morning, he had put two of his smaller teddies in the pockets! He is really pleased with it and I think it has worked brilliantly.
I am about to crack open a bag of sweets that Mum brought over for me this afternoon, and catch up with everyone at Handmade Monday http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/ whilst I eat them.
Enjoy Bank Holiday Monday everyone!