Yes, I did make the Farmer's Market Bag again, (first attempt here) this time using this light green fabric with the white flecks for the front, the fancy half circle pattern fabric for the back and the front pocket (which looked really snazzy) and the red was for the lining. I made this with my big sister in mind and popped it in the post yesterday. It's a surprise, which I'm assuming she doesn't read my blog (?) so hopefully it will be a nice thing to get in the post either tomorrow or Tuesday. Or the day after that, depending on how slack the postman is.
I then decided to make another one because I had some of the grey leaf fabric left (which I used for the original one) and I had found some other leaf fabric which was going to match it perfectly. It also has grey leaves as well as pink and gold ones too. I just had to do it again. See....
I thought it turned out rather well!
Once again I ignored the instructions where it called for a bit of Velcro to hold the flap of the pocket closed and used a button instead. This was another I found out of a collection that I got from the Yarragon Vintage Market up the road. It's a lovely gold colour which suits the gold leaves. Bonus! (And why I'm getting so excited about buttons now I have no idea. Mid-life crisis??)
After finishing this last night today I decided to get back to making clothing. I had fabric left over from one of the pinafores I made my daughter so I decided to use that to make up a little skirt. It was nice and quick and one of those great ones that are easy to put on (as it is just secured with elastic), which is perfect when it comes to dressing wriggly two year olds.
In other news, I have finally managed to take a few more steps down the simple living path, or should I say sustainable living, and I've put some vegetable plants in my new veggie garden. It's been a bit of an ongoing saga because I had to get my husband to make the veggie boxes, and that was in between being busy with shearing jobs. But he did a great job and last weekend he got the soil for them so now I've been able to put some plants in. Tomatoes were the first thing I put in, one of them being an heirloom variety, and yesterday I got a few other bits, such as baby spinach, cos lettuce, basil, mint, zucchini and strawberries. Today I even found a raspberry plant at the supermarket so I had to have that too.