Here it is, my new-to-me car, as promised (I nearly put 'she' instead of 'it' but I'm not one for giving personalities or names to inanimate objects!). It's quite...well....Blue!! It actually looks shinier and slighty blue/green in real life. It'll do for me for a while (no heated seats Leslie but that's not where I feel the cold!).
My Scrap Swap parcel arrived yesterday from Sally exactly on deadline as arranged by Ali of Very Berry Handmade. A great selection of scraps here, many of which I've not seen before. I'm sure they'll come in very useful. Thank you Ali and Sally!
The look of the little bags I've been making recently all depend on the zip. My starting point when making these has to be whatever zip I have in my stock that's a suitable colour, length and type. In this case a dark green one. Next comes the fabric to go with it. Finally, the size and design of the bag depends on the length of the zip and the size of the pieces of fabric available. This process is obviously governed by the used materials I'm able to get hold of, but suits me fine in that quite a few of the decisions are out of my hands. Therefore, procrastinating is kept to a minimum and precious time is saved! This is a birthday gift for one of my sisters and will be filled with a couple of pampering goodies. See, I remembered my label (only the 2nd time) and didn't sew it in upside-down like the last time!
Two tiers of tasty treats here; My usual batch of muffins on the top and a double batch of Oaty Ginger Cookies from a recipe from Ali's blog (see Ali's link above). The muffin recipies always make exactly 12. Don't know what happened this time but only just managed to scrape 11 out of it (I know what you're thinking, but no, I didn't succumb to temptation before taking the pic)!
And finally......I know it's 1st March today and not April but I had to check twice before I sent the email requested by my boss via his assistant. I was concerned that I was being taken for a fool. He wanted me to ask everyone in the office to save the the 'dots' from hole-punches and collect them together for him to use as confetti at a family wedding next year!!!
Do you see why I had reservations?
Bye for now