I’ve started on the Cath Kidston “Sew!” book, which was a birthday present. I went for something small to begin with, the classic lavender bag. I tried cutting out with templates for the first time, and it gets a thumbs up from me – tracing and cutting seems less stressful than measuring. I used kitchen greaseproof paper, for lack of proper tracing paper, but it seemed to work just fine.
and there we are, two hearts and a bird. I used about 8-10 g of dried lavender for the hearts, and about 12 g for the birds. They’re fairly quick and easy for a beginner, and I’m making more for Gareth’s mum who’ll be visiting this week, for my mum who’ll be visiting soon, and for my grandmother via my mum.
And I’d forgotten to include this previously – the blocked Trinity Shawlette, hanging out with my sweet peas Yarn Harlot style.
Those sweet peas have recently gone through a growth spurt after some decent weather and finally started flowering properly. We’ve had a wee vase of them indoors, changed every 3 days or so, for a couple of weeks now.