Monday, August 21, 2006
a pencil case
what a nice weekend ... warm but not too hot... lounging, playing and having nice catch up conversations by our friends' swimming pool ... perfect :) summer is coming to a end, I didn't get much time at the beach this year, but strangely I don't miss that as much as I used to. The house move really messed up our summer plans this year. It keeps getting postponed, so no definite plans can be made until then, but right now it's looking like mid or third week of September, which means we'll probably take that week of vacation in early October.
it was also a very crafty weekend. Not many items finished, but a lot of fabrics cut, stitched, sewn and ready to be made into something by the end of this week.
this is a much, much delayed order, but now that it's done I'm quite happy about how it turned out. I had a really difficult time with this one, especially with the pattern. The order was for a pencil case - a wide pencil case - a special gift for someone who uses a lot of pens everyday, and it had to have giraffes and the recipient's name. When I accepted the order I had no idea about how I was going to do it (typical of me !), so it took me weeks to figure it out. In the end, the simpler the better.