Firstly, a BIG THANK YOU to all who have welcomed me so warmly to blog-land!! I feel like I'm among old friends, since I've been lurking around and putting in my two-bob's worth all over the place for ages. Special thanks to Cathy and Lara for the lovely plugs on their blogs, and for the comments from people I've never "met" before. What a great introduction to a whole new world. I feel all overwhelmed with warmth and fuzziness.... and kind-of inspired to put in another bag shot from my studio (since the others went down so well).
Today (AMAZINGLY) my two and a half year old "assistant" was happily amusing herself most of the day, and my sister was there to help out (ie. take her for a LONG WALK!!). PERFECT opportunity to work on instruction-writing, I thought. I'm under strict instructions from SUPER SARAH and LOVELY LEAH to have the pattern for the curved frame purse done as soon as possible. Apparently they need it urgently.
It would have been QUITE a productive day (as opposed to "reasonably") had I not been let down by an important member of my product development team - the battery on my camera went flat, and of course I'd left the charger at home. (I know, I know... I should have bought a spare battery when I got the camera... blah blah....).
SO - I sewed and I WROTE - and now I'm going to have to sew and TAKE PHOTOS all over again tomorrow. At least the bulk of the writing was done, and that cute little purse is a lot closer to being finished than it was yesterday!! Since I don't have a picture of the one I made TODAY I'll have to put in another shot of the one you've seen before.I was also REALLY sorry that my camera was out of action this afternoon, when I discovered one of the activities that had so-engaged my little helper. While Leah and I were busy discussing the new purse, my little Rose-petal was busy colouring her face, hands and feet (including the soles and toenails) with a blue marker pen! She looked like something out of Braveheart!