I am mad I know but particularly so this week - having made a pirate costume last week - my son announced on Sunday he needed a hooded cape to be a murderer in the 'Scottish play' tonight! Eek!
Phew I made that yesterday....no photo yet but I will try to cajole him into it soon! [ He was quite convincing though I will give him that! - not sure that is reassuring though?]
I am also supposed to be getting ready for that retreat but still have four sample swaps to finish as promised. So what do I choose to make ?? Something quick and easy? No - something that seems so complicated that I don't know how I will make it...
You see it started with this.....a machine embroidered skyline of London showing Big Ben, the Gherkin, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, the Millennium Eye and the Tower of London...
Next question what on earth do I do with it?
I know I'll make my London souvenir into a very practical pencil case....a boxy one so that my scene shows nicely on the side! So how do I actually get it in the right place? No tutorial I have seen made it easy to work out where the side panel would end up - lots of thinking and panicking later....
Then I come up with this ....maybe it could work!
Now what should I put on the other side - bright colours and patterns would kill my little London Skyline so it needs to be something subdued right!? What about the golden ticket! Great idea but not so easy to do....that writing is pretty hard to follow!
Now the colours to go with - there must be some colour - well Jubilee weekend, Union flags flying everywhere - it has to be red and blue!
So here is the outside
- with a tiny hint of crazy traffic - expect even more when the Olympics start!
Some themed tape to go with!
Now the lining so represents me in my current state - completely dotty!
Here they all are lined up ready to go and ready to go home with one of you...
Why didn't I go for something simple? - I mean - I am not even sure anyone but me will like them!