Thrifty sewing.

After completing the girls wendy house back in May... I kind of got the sewing bug ('the great british sewing bee' had something to do with it too!). I don't even own a sewing machine (thanks to my dear friend Lisa, who's kindly lent me hers... and now its return is long overdue!).

I was keen to get myself a summery tote bag, I had all this fabric left over from the wendy house, so instead I decided to hold onto my pennies and make one.... 

 I kept it simple as i really like the canvas material on its own, adding just the stripy ribbon tie

...and a little pocket inside.
 As you can see, it's really quite a simple design and if you have a sewing machine, not at all hard to whip up.
Me, tres pleased with my new bag. :)
I may even make a few more for the next fair.

 this Sunday we were invited to not one, not two ...but THREE birthday parties! All of which were for kids of good friends so didn't want to miss any! Fortunately they were back to back so we went on a bit of a 'birthday party crawl'. 
Presents for 4 children (one of the parties was for twin sisters!) don't come cheap, so my thrifty mind got thinking and out came the sewing machine. I had the fabric already sitting collecting dust in my sewing box, so I managed to knock up 3 book bags and some bunting as little gifts. Jemimah made cards & a little necklace for one of the girls too (she's getting the idea). 

I hope they liked them... because I enjoyed making them. :)

In other news... 

These 4 prints are available in my online shop, please take a look, they are £10 each (+p&p).

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine we are finally getting. In typical British style I've become a teeny bit obsessed with the weather. After moving back from Greece last year can you blame me?... the sun shines 250 days of the year over there apparently! :)

Have a good week!

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