I have been busy with other things recently which have prevented me from getting much sewing done.
On Thursday I went to the Sewing for Pleasure Event at the NEC in Birmingham. I have never been before (it is a yearly event) so I didn't know what to expect. I had a great time, there were lots of stalls selling fabrics and haberdashery as well as bead and button stalls. There were also exhibitions of quilts and other textile art that simply took my breath away! I took lots of pictures but there are simply too many to post them all so here are some of my favourites!
All the needlework on this childs chair is hand done by Isabel Elliot.
If you want to see more pictures from the event they are all on my Flickr photostream.
The other reason I have been busy is because both my sons had birthdays this month. I have spent the past few weeks organising a party for my eldest son, he shared a party with one of his friends at school. The thing I hate most about parties is the goodie bag that is expected at the end for the children that attend. I don't like all the cheap plastic toys that they sell to go in the bags, they usually end up in the bin after a short time because they are not very good! Last year I made notebook and pencil holders but this year I was stuck for what to make. I knew I wouldn't have time to sew anything so I went for something quick and easy - Lego keyrings!
I had seen the idea on the internet and they are suprisingly easy to make! I think I will be saving this idea for future parties!