We've been busy over the past couple of months chopping and splitting wood to burn on our wood burner. I'm not sure if we've got enough for the whole winter but I think we'll be ok for a bit.
We've had our wood burning stove for 3 winters and since then it's snowed each year. Last year we had a record 18" of snow in early December and there's nothing like sitting in front of a wood burning stove flicking and whilst it's snowing outside.
I've always wanted to sew due to the speed and ease that you can create a totally unique item. Knitting is always constant but it can take weeks to make a scarf or a pair of socks whereas a sewn item can take an afternoon or an evening. So for me now being able to do both is ideal.
After I made some presents for my niece last month her mum requested the same as she loved them so I obliged:
a shot of the other side as I used lots of different fabrics:
and the inside:
Pattern: Strippy Charm Pouch from Modabakeshop Fabrics: Moda Bliss
I fancied a change from the other make-up bag pattern that I've now made 4 times so book marked this pattern as soon as I saw it.
I also made a little purse just like her daughters as it had been much admired: