Thursday, July 24, 2008

so you sew

I have an endless list of things to sew at the moment. The problem is it seems to grow at twice the rate in which I can sew...impossible to keep up with! I have patterns I have traced everywhere, that need to be filed away. Patterns of my own that I am busy making, so I can start selling some of my own creations. Another thing I really wanted to do this year is make presents for family and friends, instead of buying. So far, so good...however we barely have any family birthdays in the first half of the year...the real test is yet to come! Luke's mum recently celebrated her birthday, so I made her a tunic top with 3/4 sleeves and a bag. Grace decorated a piece of fabric with fabric crayons, and we stitched it inside the bag as a patch pocket (no photo, sorry).

And my first attempt at a sponge cake, was so tasty!

So, back to that sewing list, today is the perfect day for sewing. Its too wet to go out so I don't feel guilty about staying indoors. Not a minute to lose!


Sara said...

That cake looks super yummy! I am coming for afternoon tea at your house! LOL

The top and bag are great!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I too agree that cake does look yummy!!


Anonymous said...

The bag is lovely! Don't worry, the sewing list will continue to grow, because well, we sewers tend to want to do to much too soon. :)

Thanks for sharing.



lissa said...

look out CWA! We must catch up soon.

lib said...

wow! what a great bag and top! i love the idea of grace adding a bit too...cake looks sooo good - i can taste it!
love lib

Xiola said...

I know exactly what you mean! Traced bits and pieces everywhere, ideas scribbled down on random bits of paper LOL. I can't wait to see your own creations!

Your cake looks great too...I've never made a sponge but I think you've inspired me!!