We're off to the Lakes for a couple of weeks - which makes great sense, driving from a part of the country that is currently gorgeously warm to one where it's going to rain tomorrow. Apparently it's going to get better over the next few days though, so we can but hope! I doubt I'll have any internet access till we get back though, so apologies if I don't reply to email.
I'll leave you with some backpacks I've made this week. I'm still not entirely happy with the handles; I've tried a couple of different attachments but have more ideas to try when I get back. I'll sort it out!
These were for the children of Elsie's childminder, S. She will be going to a different lady in the autumn as S is moving on to other things. She's been absolutely brilliant with Elsie and has played a big role in her transition to school, and her children have looked out for Elsie in the playground which has been wonderful. I had great fun making these! The cupcake and flower patterns are from Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits. The cheeky gnomes look very at home on the grass!
This is one I made for the fundraiser Tracy has been organising over at Pink Purl. It was a bit different making an adult sized bag - good, but different! I used some material I found at Ikea the other day. They have some really vibrant patterns and colours at the moment; I was a bit taken aback at having to measure and cut myself - especially since the cutting table was a bit of a dumping ground - but I suppose that's the Ikea way!
Have a lovely fortnight!