Saturday, 20 October 2018

Sewing Bag

There is a little shop in Cambridge (and London) that myself and my friend absolutley love - Podarok. They always have quirky items that are made by independent traders or similar.

My parents-in-law bought some vouchers for there for me for my birthday. They went towards an absolutely amazing handbag. I'd been eyeing up a slightly different one for a while (just slightly different colour and straps), but when this version was pointed out to me, I had to have it - I love the idea of a backpack handbag!

It's perfect isn't it?! If you can't quite see, there are actual rolls of fabric, and the sign swings out!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A Little Bit of Crafting

Alongside the early nights and theatre trips I mentioned in my previous post, I have actually managed to squeeze in a little bit of crafting. Not as much as I intended, but more than I usually do at this point in the year.

I have continued the baby quilt for my friend. I sewed the pattern blocks and dotty blocks together and then cut them in half, forming a neat pile of HSTs.

I'm planning on sewing them together in chevrons/zig-zags. Before I do, I need to work out if I want to do the colours in order, or muddle them up!

I have also dug out the cross-stitch. Only a few stitches have been added, but I did move the hoop a couple of times. I also think I'm close to another colour swap!

Thanks for sticking with me whilst I've had limited blogging energy. Hopefully it will be a bit better now

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Theatre Trips

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while - the start of the school term really hits hard. Most week evenings I'm asleep by 9pm!

However, this hasn't stopped me from squeezing in 3 theatre trips in 2 weekends!

2 Saturdays ago, I went to London with my friend Lauren. We first saw Wicked (her 20th time, and my 7th we think). We obviously love the show! If you don't know the story, it's about how the Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz) became Wicked. If you have read the novel, I must say the show is FAR better.

Our second show was Everybody's Talking About Jamie. A show about a 16 year old boy who wants to be a drag queen, and wants people to accept that. It was rather fun, and some really good songs. However, it has not toppled Wicked as my favourite as it basically reminded me of work too much! But I would see it again, and highly recommend.

Last Friday, I headed up to Northampton with Lauren to see Kinky Boots. I knew nothing about the story, or any of the songs. It took a couple of songs to get going, but by the end of a character called Lola's first song, I was hooked! I have been listening to the music from it all week now too. The basic story is a shoe company is going out of business, so decides to make shoes for a very niche market - drag queens!

No more plans for the theatre at the moment, but I'm sure that will change!

And Continuing the Rainbow Theme...

One of my best friends is expecting a baby, which means only one thing - time for a baby quilt! This one was easy to pick fabric for - I h...