I had a plan for today.
It started well - an early morning swim followed by a Pilates class. Home for a quick breakfast whilst I checked and replied to emails and caught up with some blog reading.
Then it was turn the computer off and come into my studio to work.
The plan was to use this collaged fabric that I had made earlier and to turn it into another bag. A pleasant morning sewing, followed by lunch and then an afternoon spent doing my paperwork for this week.
Well that was the plan.... which started to go pear shaped as soon as I realised I needed to make some extra fabric for the collar of the bag. That took until lunch time.
I then realised I didn't have quite enough of the fabric that I wanted for the handle so spent a considerable amount of time searching my stash for something suitable.
I've yet to make one of these bags without doing something wrong... so I then had to do some unpicking so that I could put right the twisted handle!
I had to cover a button...
Take lots of photographs...
and then upload it all to my etsy shop... by which time it was almost 6 pm. So much for the paperwork!
So I then thought I might as well write a blog post to let everyone know there is a new bag in my shop. Just half an hour... then I'll get dinner started...
That was well over an hour ago and already two of them have come in to ask when's dinner and Stewart has just announced he's going to have to resort to some "emergency toast" while he waits!
Of course, if you would like to make your own collaged fabric and possibly turn it into a bag... the tutorial and pattern is also available in my shop. And a huge thank you to everyone who has bought one so far!
I really had better go and make dinner now....