Friday, 5 February 2010

Is that the sun .........

The sun is shining,
the birds are singing, the garden has come alive it is a truly magnificent day.
Such a contrast to the grey drizzly days we've been having lately.

What a great opportunity to show you my latest sewing project out in the sunshine.
I've been wanting to make a bag/bucket to house all of E's baby toys in since xmas, to get them off the sofa's where they are usually left lying around.

The outside and bottom are quilted which helps keep the shape. I've used a bamboo/cotton blend wadding that I buy from my local fabric shop by the meter, but I think I might try a heavier weight wadding next time to make it even sturdier.

Overall I'm really pleased with it. The only thing is, it's a little big. Why I made it the size I did, I'm not sure! Though as Mr D said it'll soon fill up with toys! So I'm already planning to make more in different sizes. I can imagine a whole line of these in the nursery.
Well I'm off to hang some washing on the line something I haven't done for weeks. I hope it's not too grey with you and that this sunshine stays for the weekend.
It really feels like Spring is in the air!


  1. Its fab!! I love it!
    The fabric is beautiful, such lovely colours.

  2. i got my washing out on the line today too - hooray, i love your toy basket, it doesn't look too big & as you say i'm sure it will soon be filled, the fabric is lovely too, thanks for asking after my fabric, it still hasn't turned up, the seller is being really good & has offered to re-send or refund, that said it will probably turn up now!

  3. I can feel a bag-making session coming on!

  4. what a lovely bag and great idea to keep all the baby bits and pieces in one place :-)
    Lesley x