Thursday, 31 May 2012

needle and thREAD

I'm finally organised enough to join in with Elizabeth and friends for a sewing update.  I completed my jersey wrap top at the weekend and I'm totally loving the fit and design:

The material is a heavy weight jersey in a random patchwork design and it was a real bargain from the sale rack.

It looks good with jeans and ...

... a skirt.

My second completed project is a fully lined bag in summery pink fabric:

A work in progress in the loft room.

The finished result.

The patterned material was from the sale rack and I have enough material left to make another bag, so great value all round.

With all the sewing and knitting projects on the go, I haven't had much time for reading, but I'm slowly working my way through this gem:

Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children

I haven't abandoned my Catholic Christian faith but there are some very practical suggestions in the book regarding caring for oneself as a mother and trying to be mindful in the moments of everyday living.


  1. These are so lovely! You are so talented!

    The book looks interesting. I would like to recommend two other books like that. The first one was one of the best parenting books I ever read called Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. The second one is for children and is actually by a British author called Buddha at Bedtime. It would be a great fit for Benedict because the stories are basically fables.

  2. Yes, you are so talented! I have that book too, its great, and I second the other comments on Everyday Blessings.xx

  3. What a pretty top, that really suits you! :)

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments and the recommended reading material!

    San xx

  5. hello san, i love your projects. the blouse is lovely on you :) and i think i'll see if my library has the books. i could use some inspiring reading material :) hugs . .


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