I’m still here, but boy the school holidays sure slow my creative output to a trickle.
I’m still not over my fascination with feathers, and so here is a little fusible applique I have designed, which I have put onto yet another super simple drawstring backpack.
These bags are so quick to whip up, with 50cms (or 1/2 yard) of fabric and some herringbone tape (also called cotton ribbon, or twill tape) or grosgrain ribbon. A pattern will be forthcoming soon, but I am working on a range of appliques to go with the construction instructions.
This is my space invader inspired, pixelated rocket. It’s quite tough to come up with motifs that are not too young, because I think that this bag is perfect for an older child, especially those that have to carry their sports uniforms to school to get changed.
In other creative news, I have taken the entire school holidays to cut out one simple A-line skirt. I’m using Nikki’s fabulous You Sew Girl pattern, and have high hopes for a successful garment on completion. It is not really surprising that it has taken so long, I have been busy with holiday trips to the Zoo, multiple parks, IMAX (to see Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, which was great) the swimming pool, and various friend’s houses.
Frankly, I’m impressed that I have made it through these school holidays with my sanity and good humor intact, given that I have a lot of stressful things that are happening in the background, and school holidays mean I am never on my own. I am more than a little keen to get back into the routine of the school term, but I have enjoyed some very lovely days with the kids. What about you, how do you cope with that never-on-your-own feeling?