However, this was my one and only day off this summer, pre-arranged with Moogsdad, and I had some serious sewing to do.
So, whilst the man himself took the beasties to the zoo I blew the dust off the sewing machine and got cracking.
We are going to visit one of my cousins next week and I thought she deserved a little something:
...with a vintage tablecloth lining....
....and for her two little folk a couple of these....
.... a very much simplified version of the pencil roll from this book.
I chose not to make them with rainbow-coloured patchwork pieced fabric and instead of a tie closure I stitched one of Minx's hair bands into the side seam and stitched a button on. I just thought this might be a bit less fiddly for a 3 year old and 5 year old to cope with.
After a 3 mile round trip - walking, might I add
I suppose 5 hours off is almost a day...give or take the odd 19 hours....
This evening the man of the house is out on the razz and I shamelessly parked the mini-beasts in front of a DVD to enable me to squeeze just a bit more sewing into my 'day off'.
Some secret sewing for someone's upcoming birthday :)
Unfortunately I have run out of time and umph to make a start on my gorgeously gorgeous
purchase from Jodie's etsy shop.
Now right at the top of my to do list...along with the red and turquoise (currently being studiously ignored) quilt!!
In lieu of more sewing action, here's an interesting entomological find. A very pretty little moth on my tomato plants.
If you are a bit of a whizz on British moths and can tell me what this is, it will be much appreciated - my book of butterflies and moths has let me down and this little chap is a mystery.
Being a girl of a scientific bent (as it were!!) - I do like to give things a name :)
I would now like to excuse myself from blogland for a wee while. We have a busy sort of a week ahead and I need to be a part of it.
I'll be back soon with tales to tell :)