I've been back at work (part-time after a 2 year break) for about 7 weeks now. Finally I seem to be finding time to work AND craft all in the same day! For the first few weeks I was just so tired in the evenings that all I could do was curl up on the couch under my quilt and veg out in front of the tv.
I've realised that whilst I'm not 'switched on' enough to do anything very taxing, I can manage some easy no-brainer hand sewing. I also managed to thread all the drawstrings into the first lot of drawstring Christmas gift bags I've been making. One of which you can see in my previous post. I will show you the finished 'range' soon!
I've been using this handy little tray and loading it up with all of my supplies - this is just so that once I sit down I don't have to get up to go and get anything else!!
I also make sure I have my handy travel sewing roll by my side too... you can read all about it in this blog post.
As you can see from the pic above I've made a few of these lovely red flowers -
They'll probably end up as some hairslides or perhaps brooches.
I've also made a few yo-yo's, or the name I prefer - 'Suffolk puffs'! I don't know why I like that name for them, I just do!
You may be noticing that the majority of my makes these days have a Christmassy theme to them...These are the embelishments I'll use once I muster up the energy to make something to add them to! I'm not entirely sure where they'll end up, but I thought the fabrics were so pretty and I was just eager to start using them :)
I picked up this selection of fabric last week and I can't wait to start some lovely patchwork with them, they have such a pretty 'homespun' look to them. I have managed to use some of these fabrics for my Suffolk puffs above.
I'd also like to say a big hello to all of my new followers! Thanks also to all of you who take the time to leave me lovely comments - I am really trying to keep up with them all and reply to you individually (if your email address is available through your Blogger profile), but things have been so hectic lately that I know I've been a little slow in keeping up. I do read, and appreciate all of your comments though so please don't let that put you off.