Hello my lovelies how are you all doing? I do apologise for the delay in writing to you all. I have missed you all so much and wanted to quickly catch up with everyone today. Life is packed at the moment and not for all the best reasons but, I have to get on with life and keep going. Work as always is very busy and keeps me on my toes and I have been trying hard to keep up my craft work - what a joy it is to have time to do something creative. How are you all doing? I have been working hard to get to read all your lovely news but please be patient with me as I will leave comments on all your wonderful posts. It is amazing to think that we are heading towards Easter already, it only seems like five minutes ago when we were all talking about Christmas makes - the festive bunting I was working on seems a hundred years ago now.
I had high hopes to make some Easter things but this hasn't happened unfortunately but there have been other makes on my list. If you remember from my last post I had made this gorgeous Lillyblossom design bag which I loved making up for my daughter-in-law. The grandchildren are all going on a short holiday over the Easter holidays so I wanted to make a special 'holiday' bag for her and each of the girls. By chance I spotted some Frozen transfers on Ebay and was able to request names on each of them. The girls are absolutely besotted with this film and know every song and dance in it. I had enough fabric over to make a smaller version of my daughter-in-law's bag so I am hoping the little Peeps will be pleased with when they see them. Do you like them?
I couldn't seem to stop with the little extras and put some little touches inside the bags. I just adore this part of the process when I am trying to make them as unique and special as I can.
Unfortunately I didn't have enough of the blue spotted fabric for the girls' bags so just made the handles from this and used a plain fabric inside. I am hoping they will be delighted with them. I am planning to put a new purse in each, plus a brush and some little extras such as postage stamps, pen and little writing book - hopefully everything a little Peep needs on holiday!
I also managed to finish a little dress for the baby of the family - I had to finish it quickly as it needed to be sent off sharply so I didn't have time to take many photographs. This fabric is one I have had in my cupboard for a very long time. It was only a small piece so I just about managed to get the dress and brooch out of what I had. It is only a 2 year old size and I would have loved to make a couple of larger ones for the Peeps but I am wondering if they might have thought the fabric was a little too babyish? Both girls have very definite ideas of what they like and just because I found it delightful doesn't mean to say that they would agree with me. The ladies in my sewing class all fell in love with the fabric - do you like it?
This weekend I was away on a course in my lovely home city of Liverpool. My gorgeous husband had urged me to book this weekend in the hope of cheering me up - he knows me very well and understands that keeping me busy really helps to lift my spirits. He knows me so well. I will tell you a little more about the weekend in the next post, hopefully tomorrow. However, on my way to the venue I spotted this lovely church which really intrigued me. I was in a part of the city I had not really explored before so had to take some photographs.
Unfortunately I couldn't go in as it was locked but the church is a Nordic church. Liverpool has always played host to so many people from all over the world - sailors and merchants who have arrived in our port from all quarters of the world. This has continued throughout the two world wars and up to current times. There are many statues honouring the many countries who had helped us during the world wars and Norway is especially honoured.
Just look what exciting events are taking place - my I would love to be part of this group would you? It seems impossible to think they provide a light lunch, drinks and yarn for £5 per session, what wonderful value for money. I was thinking about the lovely Astri at www.appleblossomdreams.com as I stood outside the church - this time last year I didn't know any of you and realise that my life was a lot poorer then - how glad I am to have found all your wonderful bloggers.
Well my lovely friends I must leave you now. I have not long got in from work. Monday is a long day as we have a breakfast meeting around 7.45 am and then I finish teaching at 9pm and usually get home around 10pm. I have just finished supper and washed up and it is nearly midnight so I have to prepare things for tomorrow morning. I do hope you are all happy and well. Please pop over to the lovely Susan's blog on Mary Jane's Tearoom and have a look at her wonderful giveaway, it is stunning.
I will speak to you all tomorrow and give you all my news about my weekend in Liverpool. Sending you all my love and hugs. Dorothy:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx