I wanted to give my cousin a little something handmade along with her other bought birthday presents. She has her sewing machine with her at uni, so I thought a little sewing/mending kit would come in quite handy and it's something she can keep forever. I had completely forgot that my auntie was making her something quite similar, so she now has two of the same king of thing! But they say it's the thought that counts anyway! :-)
I found a brilliant tutorial on Pinterest, for once I actually Made something I pinned on there rather than just continually pinning hundred's of things that I'm never actually going to have the time to make!
Here is the link to the tutorial, there is also an option for a tutorial on how to make the patchwork style cover, it was the first time I had sewn together any mini patchwork squares and aren't they fiddly! They look so simple but it's actually quite difficult trying to line up every one of the seams, I think it's much easier if you have a special foot on the sewing machine. I managed to match up the majority of the seams, but like everything I think it takes practise so next time my seams may be a little neater!
It'd a brilliant little project for using up scraps of fabric, I used fabric that I had got given to me by family and friends.. some that I had bought new and also a few little bits I had found in charity shops.
I filled the little case with a few bits and bobs, I found such a gorgeous pair of embroidery scissors... so cute!
It's a busy day today...
I took Rose for her 10-12 month review this morning and found it strangely quite nerve-wracking! I think it's because of being aware that the health visitor isn't just checking Rose,she's also judging you on your parenting skills. Well it felt like that anyway... She seemed incredibly shocked that I was still breast feeding Rose. In a good way though, she was really impressed but to me it's just the easier/cheaper option! I don't know when I'll carry on until but I spose we'll just see how it goes..!
She has her immunisations this afternoon at 4pm and I'm Really not looking forward to it. It's a lot easier when they're still a small baby and aren't really aware of much!
I hope everyone's having a good monday, it's lovely and sunny here today but freezing! I don't think it'll be long before we have some snow...