Blaaarg - I've been sick this week with the winter sniffles. I've noticed it's been going around blogland, lots of people seem to have had a rough few weeks. If you've been feeling poorly, I really feel for you, it's no fun at all, I hope you feel better soon! I will be downing lots of lemon, honey and ginger hot zingy drinks in an attempt to rid myself of germs, and if that doesn't work at least it will be delicious!
I finished off my pillow talk swap cushion this week and popped it in the post to go to a mysterious location. I really did enjoy making the hexies, I hope my partner likes it!
While we are on the subject of birthday sewing, I made some netting produce bags for my brother in-law Ben. I will be very interested to hear if they work or if they are a bit of a flop, as I've not used (or made) them before. The idea is that they are light and transparent like their plastic counterparts, but can be used again and again. I also read that netting allows airflow around the produce which keeps it fresh for longer?? I have a bit of netting left over, so I might have to make a few more and give them a burl!
I made this little owl cushion for Erica's birthday. It's made from vintage fabric she had lovingly collected and gifted to me for Christmas. I especially love the velour blue fabric with foxes (or they might be kittens) inside hearts, lovely.
This year is flying by, don't you think? I wish I had this awesome inkcalendar to keep track of the days, beautifully designed by Oscar Diaz. The ink absorbs day by day into the paper by capillary action, amazing.
I went to see the Southern Gospel Choir with my Mum on the weekend at St Davids Cathedral. Wowee, what a show! I've been to the cathedral many, many times, but never seen it lit up like this (both as in light and in spirit). This photo doesn't really do the lighting show justice (or the music for that matter!) A lovely way to spend a chilly winter evening.
I know I'm not the only one who love, love, loves owls (and birds in general!) and how adorable is this brooch!? Very, very I say! It's made by the box full of birds, see the shop for more lovely cuteness. (I also adore the fox brooch)
It's nice getting back to basics, by this I mean hand-sewing (it's been a while!) I've sewn most of these together now (while watching The Pacific, have you seen it? It's amazing and full on) English paper piecing is actually more straight forward then I thought it would be, just very time consuming. I'm not sure how I'm going to turn it into a cushion though, thoughts?