Friday, 18 February 2011

A weekend trip

This weekend we are heading up to the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside to stay with the in-laws. 

The River Dee in Aberdeenshire
This means a WHOLE weekend away from my beloved sewing machine!  I'm not sure how I'll cope - I've sewed almost every day since I got my sewing machine back in November.  I had planned on making something that I could finish by hand while we were away...but other things got in the way and I haven't got round to it. 

Instead I plan on looking through this little lot

A sewing friend who lives nearby came round yesterday and we had a book/magazine swap.  I've also bought myself a copy of the latest Sew Hip magazine. 

Hopefully I can spend the weekend looking through these books and magazines getting lots of inspiration for some future projects.  The next crafty thing I'm thinking about is Easter toys for my son (he doesn't get chocolate yet so I have to think of alternatives for little Easter surprises. 

I came across this little cutey Easter chick -

Isn't he just the sweetest?!

There's also a pattern in the Sew Hip magazine for these cute bunny wabbits, so I might give that a go too. 

I also have some of this fabric (Blue Tossed Birds by Timeless Treasures) which I ordered last year from The Fat Quarter Shop.

This will make a really nice little fabric basket, I've seen lots of tutorials out there for these so I'll do a bit of web surfing next week and find one thats just right.  I'll fill the basket with lots of little goodies for my son for Easter. 

If you've seen any cute Easter things out there on the web, please leave me a comment and a link so I can have a look, thanks! 



    This is a Tone Finnanger book featuring lots of lovely ideas and patterns. The lambs are especially cute and cuddly -- and very easy to do.


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