Just a very quick post on the state of Little MissBossy-Boots’ room. It’s incredible how much bigger the room seems now.
Mark has finished his part of the work. The plasterer is coming on Saturday to skim the ceiling and the carpet layer will be working his magic next week.
Then we’ll finally get to the fun part: decorating. I’ve got so many ideas buzzing around in my head and I can’t wait to get going. Patience, my dear, patience.
Just before Christmas I had a request to make a bag for a little girl as a Christmas present. I delivered the bag on Christmas Eve (oh, yes, it was a bit of a tight squeeze but I managed) but in the rush I completely forgot to take pictures of it. Maybe Charlotte’s mummy will take a picture or two for me if I ask very nicely.
Anyhoo, that bag led to another order and this time I didn’t forget to take pictures!
I used my messenger bag pattern (the Jacqui Bag, as I call it) to sew it. The outside fabric is a really lovely denim while the lining is Gryffith Butterfly by Alexander Henry Fabrics.
There are two pockets for the mobile phone, keys or other things and one for a pen.
As for the name, I went for the slightly rougher looking free motion sewn/embroidered look. I had a lot of fun with the name but also one of the most embarrassing situations ever: I miss-spelled the name! I had been practicing writing “Sarah” without setting my pen down the day before but wasn’t quite sure about it. In the end I decided to go for every letter individually. I sat down at the machine did a few practice letters to see how I liked it and to get in the flow. Then I wrote the name with an air erasable pen and started sewing. I was happy with the look of the name and proceeded finishing the bag. I didn’t have time to sew on the butterflies but thought that was a quick job which I could do the following day. Luckily, I showed Master the bag before calling Alison to tell her the bag was finished as he commented on the funky spelling: S a h r a.
Mortified, I took the bag apart again and redid the name. Catastrophe averted, phew.
Now, I could bore you with more pictures of Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ room but I won’t because today our lovely postman brought me a package I was waiting for.
Last week I got an email from a lovely lady asking if I could make a bag for her daughter’s birthday. Of course I can. We checked out FabricRehab‘s website to find fabric for the lining and found this:
This is Griffith Butterfly by Alexander Henry and I snapped up the last two units. The bag itself will be made in denim and I think this lining is going to look lovely with it.
However, once Alison had left I couldn’t help but browse a little bit more and found these:
A lovely print by Kokka,
Alphabet Soup Boy by Riley Blake,
a Polka Dot Bundle
and, the piece de resistance,
Heron by Could 9 Fabrics which is 100% certified organic cotton. I am so in love with this fabric. I have no idea what I’m going to make with it but it will definitely be for me. And it won’t be used as lining in a bag, no I want to be able to admire it all day every day. Any suggestions as to what I could make with it?
I’m sure only a very enthusiastic mummy can see the beauty in this picture but for me this is just incredible. Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ room looks so big now even with all the tools, doors and ladders in it. I can’t wait for tomorrow!