I was a little surprised when Charlotte asked for shopping bags as I hadn’t thought about it. We delved into my fabric stash and she chose the fabrics below.
They’re brighter and more patterned than I expected her to choose, especially as she’s into quite a neutral palette at the moment. Being in a making mood and having sone calico left over from the cat shopping bag I made, I thought I’d make a diary cover.
It’s a cheap academic diary on the inside. Unlike the cats, which were filled in with lots of circles, I chose to use the machine like a pencil and bring all the lines down the silhouette of the penguin as I felt it suited it better. Being in a rush I just put the fabric straight under the machine and set off working. Obviously, that wasn’t a great idea and the whole thing wrinkled so I gave myself a slap on the wrist for my impatience, cut a new piece of fabric, set it into a hoop and started again. Much better.
I’m extremely pleased with how it turned out and Charlotte thinks it ”cute’ so everyone’s happy.