This is a post I should've done last week but I've been having trouble downloading photos from my camera to my computer. I think I've got it sorted now although my head is now swimming with information on how to use the software that came with my camera. I won't bore you with any more details suffice to say its a learning curve that is giving my brain a good workout.
Anyway on Sunday a week ago it was my Mothers birthday which is always a good excuse for me to make her something handmade that she needs/wants. This year I made her a plastic bag dispenser for her kitchen and a Shopping list holder to go in her handbag using fabrics from my stash which always makes me feel good. I had recently had a bit of a sort out and had put aside some pretty florals that I thought would be perfect for projects to make for Mum.
As well as holding a shopping list pad I made a place on the other side to hold a wee note pad and also a place to hold the pen.
For the plastic bag dispenser I used a great tutorial written by Rashida Coleman from "I heart linen" in one of the "Stitch" magazines . If you haven't seen this particular magazine I can thoroughly recommend them. They are packed full of sewing inspiration, informative articles, tips, how-to's, and tutorials with full size patterns to to pull out and use.
This tutorial was really easy to follow and so much nicer than the plain dispenser that I was originally going to make. I love the addition of the tag at the top for hanging which was also a great way to incorporate my label.
Even though school holidays are now upon us here I am still managing to get a little sewing done on my Bliss quilt and will be back here soon to show you some more progress now that I've got my photo downloading problem sorted.