I haven’t done much sewing lately. The Birgitte Basic Tee pattern is languishing untraced and unadjusted, and all my great plans for making more skirts and tunics and dresses are still just plans. Maybe when the weather gets warmer and there’s more daylight and I have more energy at the weekends…
Still, I did get my sewing machine out a few weeks ago to make a gift for the swap at last weekend’s York gathering. I hadn’t left myself the time to knit anything after finishing my dad’s socks, so I decided to make a project bag. I found this tutorial online and used leftover fabric from my very first skirt and the Market Blouse I made a couple of years ago. I was a little bit concerned that the lining was such a bright pink, because I knew that at least some of the people who were coming to York are not fans of pink, but I needn’t have worrued because the parcel went to Yvette who loves pink (and whose encouragement on Twitter had been what convinced me that I was capable of making a project bag someone else would like).
I wrapped the bag up as soon as I’d made it, scared that if I looked at it for longer I’d decide it wasn’t fit to be given away after all, so I didn’t have any pictures, but happily Yvette has taken some herself.
I’m very pleased that it’s gone to someone who loves it. And I might actually try making myself one, too, though goodness knows I don’t exactly need more project bags!