I saw a post on Geta's blog recently of these cute little bags
I purchased the pattern to make the above bag and two other styles. The patterns also came with the patterns pieces to make mini ones.. when I say mini I mean about 4" wide... very cute. I have cut some out already.
The pattern instructions are very clear with lots of photos. Highly recommended.
This is the yoyo with a vintage button in the middle
A closer look
I have also been buying books from The Book Depository
Oh dear that place is dangerous! LOL
As I have been cameraless I havent posted my purchases which have been over a number of months
So below are .....
I love to knit... I love to knit flowers... so I purchased a couple of knitted flower books and this lovely book called Gifted... I love the little hearts... in this book there is a number of felted projects which is something I want to try... knitting something with pure wool and washing it in the washing machine.
I sew these two books on Clare's blog last year... great books for swap and giveaway ideas
Another book I saw on Clare's blog... this has great gifts for swaps and giveaways too
This is a book I have been waiting eagerly for.... and Im looking forward to having a go at this technique. I love the free motion idea of applique
The Home Sweet Sewn book is one I have had my eye on for a very long time. I love the idea of making things out of old woollen jumpers.. The teacosy and the egg cups are just that. The other book has a bag made out of an old jumper too.
So these are the latest additions to my library...
I guess in the months to come you will be seeing some projects come from these book's.. well hopefully...
As for our beloved Christchurch. I cannot bring myself to post any photos of rubble on my blog. It is devastating to see these photos. I had a cry about it this afternoon. Seeing the anguish on peoples faces as they are told that their loved ones are not alive. Mum's that were at work and are now dead. Oh dear friends, it is just so sad. New Zealand has never had such a natural disaster. It is affecting the whole country in different ways. I was so sad to read and hear today of people that have been stealing. One lady, whom is believed to have perished, her children were down waiting for news of there mum... someone went to their home and stole possessions. Their home was damaged by the earthquake and they couldnt lock doors and windows... and someone did this...!!!!! How disgusting is that? How terrible! How disrepectful! Also, 35 generators supplied by our Telecom people were stolen. These were going to be used to get phonelines up and running... The gaul of some people.. it makes me very upset.