Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gifts from abroad

My sister went overseas and bought me back some very cute gifts.  These are just two of them:

a gorgeous cotton birdy bag with the cutest bird drawings and miniature colouring pencils.....
they are tiny!!  I will have to hide them from little fingers!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some time to sew


I had a whole day to do some crafting, so I made some cushion covers with material I had bought just for that purpose and when I had finished two, I thought a bag might look good in the same fabric, so I had a go at that too! 

It's lined with calico and I remembered this morning as I was taking it out to do some shopping, and the rain was falling, that I didn't prewash the fabric.....so who knows what will happen when it comes time to give it a wash!  I made up the pattern based on an old favourite Kiki K bag I had.

The pattern for the cushions comes from this lovely blog:
and I had been meaning to give it a try for ages. It worked perfectly and I am pretty pleased with the result!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fishy





















A watercolour and ink drawing.  Today has been so cold, so it's a very good reason to have a laptop sitting on your lap to keep you warm.  I found these going through my old illustrations file.  Two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Pisces perhaps?