I read Molly Chicken's post about blanket dying and I really wanted to give it a go, but the blanket gods were against me.
I spent all morning trawling round our town's 6 charity shops but there were no blankets to be had. One lady said "someone else was in here looking for one on Saturday". Has Molly inadvertently started a global blanket rush? Can you imagine, people being crushed underfoot as a throng of crafters make for the last known woolen blanket source. It's an ugly thought.
On the sunnier side of the street, look who wants to swap with me! I can't believe I will be the proud owner of one of Babybug's gorgeous bags.
I had a little bag making episode of my own for a little girl who's turning 2 next week. I was a bit too nervous to applique straight onto the bag fabric, so I made a panel and stitched it onto the bag. BIG mistake. Why oh why did I use zig zag in a contrasting thread. I really messed up the corners.
Can any real sewers enlighten me? I left the needle in and turned the fabric 90 degrees, but every one looks different, and none of them look good. How do you do it properly? I really must find a sewing class to go to.
Still, I am not going to scrap this one. I figure the recipient is only 2 and is unlikely to notice the stitching quality as she fills her bag with rocks or snails or whatever.