Yesterday was my niece’s third birthday, so on Friday night I did a mad rush to make her a little bag and purse for her gift. They turned out so sweet.
I was a little reluctant to let them go.
I made a similar bag in pink for my other niece for her third birthday a few years ago and had to remember how I had made it. Fortunately I was able to find where I had made a rough pattern shape to work from.
Yesterday was our little craft afternoon. We have had a few weeks break, so it was good to catch up with everyone again. This is what greeted us a the front door.
The first daffodils I have seen this year. They are in a nice protected north facing spot. We have a few jonquils out but that is all so far.
I had to come up with some hand stitching to do, and as my button jars are now sorted (so very much better) I had an ideal project. A few weeks back I commented on a lady’s bangle and she showed me how it was made. So easy, I just had to have a go. I started it yesterday and finished it off this morning sitting in the sun on the verandah. I love the way it turned out.
It was so simple to make. Just make a bangle of black elastic and sew on lots of buttons to completely cover the elastic. What a great way to use some buttons and show them off.
This afternoon, as the weather was so nice (after another big frost this morning) we took “Snubby” for a run. Mick has been tinkering with the position of the tow bar and wanted to have a test run towing the camper trailer. We were away for about an hour and half and tried out all different road conditions, sealed, loose gravel, slippery clay, straight, steep and windy.
I was as snug as a bug in the sidecar with my picnic rug wrapped around my legs under the weather cover.
We are rather lucky here to have a great network of little back roads all over the place without having to travel far. I’d have been rather unhappy on some of the roads if I had been sitting on the back of a solo, but the bike with sidecar handled all conditions really well.
And just to top off a lovely afternoon, when we got home I made a batch of scones for afternoon tea. They were beautiful, straight from the oven. I wonder how many ladies are making scones as a result of the Masterchef fiasco. One of the ladies took some to patchwork yesterday. I’d say lots of us are showing that even if we aren’t the flashest chefs, we can at least cook the basics OK.