It seems most of my time these days is spent sorting and tidying and running errands and thinking up ways to use up all the random items of food in my kitchen cupboards. Tinned pears and lemon jelly anyone?
(FYI, totally delicious)
I have been trying to relax a little though, and doing a little bit of sewing while I still have my sewing machine, soon it will be in a 40ft container crossing the Atlantic. So, in amongst preparing some projects to occupy my time while unemployed, I have also knocked up a few Red Velvet Mini Clutch purses, the new free pattern from Cake patterns. I made one to match my LIberty dress, one is a secret (shhh!), and one I made out of some material I picked up a couple of years ago that has been just waiting for the perfect project:
The pattern is great, really easy to make, and I used less than a half of a fat quarter of my patterned fabric, then just some small pieces of spare fabric I had lying around in my stash for the inner lining and handle. All I had to do was buy a zip…. or use one I had lying around in my stash! Really good pattern to whip up for some gifts!
…and a bit of printed ribbon on the inside. Now I can take a bit of British with me 🙂
Back to the sorting…..