The birthday girl loves the colour orange and beige but I must admit that these shades are not ones I use that much as you have probably guessed. However I did buy this really fab little orange print ages ago when I was thinking about her project. I think it is a lovely little piece and reminds of ones used in the 1960s. I am thinking of doing her cushion with some of this fabric. The silky fabric was from the Treacle Fair on Sunday and for the price I really wished I had picked up more as it is really gorgeous and so nice to work with. Would make a great lining which I decided to use tonight.
You can see the four fabrics I had to work with below, I was getting more and more confused before I set off for my class. I even woke up last night thinking about it Folks so things must be getting bad!
However, at the last moment, just as I stepped out of the front door I went back in and picked up the Cath Kidston tea towel which I bought recently as this is a cheeky print and has orange and yellows in.
After speaking with Rachel our lovely teacher I decided to go with the CK print and line the bag with the silky fabric but use part of one of the tea towels (the calendar and the date). I thought that this would work much better than trying to use the whole towel and it not looking right.
Everything was going well Folks and I must say that I worked really hard tonight to try and get it finished but............when you rush things you make mistakes and what a big mistake I made. I was trying to put it all together but realised that I hadn't measure accurately enough so things didn't fit together as they should.
I was so disappointed with myself for rushing as usual. But I knew that I would not be happy giving a gift which I wasn't happy with. I didn't have time to take any photographs as I was ploughing on with the task but I will update you tomorrow hopefully. Rachel is not having a class for a couple of weeks but we decided that I would continue with the bag and then finish it off with her help. Hopefully it will be in time for the lovely lady's birthday. Meanwhile I can be getting on with the cushion for her.
Well Everyone hope you don't mind me posting such a short chat with you all tonight. I am really tired now as it is midnight and I have a very busy day tomorrow at work. However, I really wanted to catch up with you tonight before going to bed - you are all such an inspiration to me and I love all your comments and ideas.
Have a great day tomorrow and make sure you find something to smile and laugh about. Take care of yourselves and speak very soon. I have just realised that I haven't even asked if you would like a drink - sorry! Lots of love to you all as always, Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx