This winter seems to be dragging on forever. Motivation and energy have been seriously lacking. The first couple of months of a new year always feel like a bit of a false start to me. Christmas is over, the decorations packed away and you’re ready for the new year, a new start, new ideas…yay! Then you realise it’s still rather cold and dull and dreary and dark, but there is no festive season with it’s cheery celebrations to enjoy and chase away the gloom…. Suddenly spring feels like a long way off and the temptation to hibernate with mugs of hot tea and wedges of chocolate cake takes hold. That said, the first snowdrops are appearing in the garden, and the days are slowly getting longer…so there is hope on the horizon & spring flowers (nearly) in bloom.
Once again this year I have succumbed to moaning and shuffling my way through January, not really getting much done, but I’m determined not to waste February as well. Therefore, in an attempt to focus the mind, I thought a new post featuring some of my latest handcrafted ‘makes’ might be a good place to start:
First up a gift for a good friend. Another of my zipped pouches, but in a fabric chosen specifically for the Birthday Girl.
The feature fabric is by textile designer Kate Spain for Moda & as soon as I saw it and it’s peacock feathers-inspired lovliness, I knew it was perfect!
little, other than an greatly increased waistline!