I have a desk job Monday to Wednesday and on Thursdays and Fridays I look after my little boy whilst (soon to be) Mr Elastic works in the local book shop. M is just about still having a nap, about an hour before lunch, and yesterday during this time I managed to make the bulk of this little clutch from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules book. It is a lot smaller than I had expected from her picture, but it is nice to get back on the machine doing something colourful.
The clutch is for a friends birthday. We are off to Cambridge at the weekend which is both B and my home town. We are to be celebrating this birthday by punting up to Granchester Meadows for a picnic, which I haven't done in donkeys. I hope M will be alright in the boat - I have visions of him leaping off the edge and having to go in after him.
I also went down to our local junk/ antique shop yesterday and bought this old marmalade jar. Just what I have been looking for - a jar wide enough and squat enough to not topple over with the weight of four pairs of scissors. And, I put my buttons in a kilner. Hmm. I could do with a few more I think!
It feels good to make these little steps to getting myself organised for sewing. I am doing a lot more and have another couple of projects on the go. One is a colaboration with Mr Elastic and we were both working on it last night... soon to be revealed!