This is something I've had as an idea for a little while now. It's a design I've borrowed from Orla, because I just love it so much. The application idea came from a quilt that Soo made which I love. I had a sneak peek at the Material Obsession book and decided that I didn't need the book and would just wing it.
Now the materials I first saw here and immediately fell for, with no idea what I would create with them. I remembered them for a while until Tamara also gifted me some offcuts she got when visiting Patchwork on Central, just because I'd mentioned I liked them. So, the two ideas fused and this is the beginnings of ... something. Stem and bindings to come of course, but I can't say more than that, because it is a gift for someone I know may be reading. I love the handsewing though, keeping my hands (and mind) active.
A girlfriend recently asked me how I squeeze in all the extras that I do, by that she meant the extra cooking and the crafting activities. To me, there's no squeezing in, it's just that I have to make time for those things. If I didn't do those things that some perceive as extras then life would be, well, very routine. I can't imagine not having a project or idea on the go - or filling a spare 15 minutes with baking a cake. I love escapist tele as much as the next person, but only when something is occupying my hands. That's the stuff that makes my day out of the ordinary, more than just washing, cleaning and tending to others. That's the good stuff.