Something very special arrived in the post this morning, wrapped in canary yellow tissue paper. Was that a peek of red and white polka dot that I spied? I thought my blogging friend, Handmade Jane, had sent me some fabric to work with but it was even better than that – a make-up bag made by her own fair hand. Look!
It was love at first sight. The contrast fabric, the excellent finish, the label so carefully inserted:
I can see why Handmade Jane enjoys lots of success with her craft stalls. (She generously provided a blog post crammed with Craft Fair Tips.) Who wouldn’t want to pay good money to have this in their hands? It’s the equivalent of an intravenous happiness drip.
All I have to do now is decide which part of my life deserves this slice of joy. A make-up bag to leave in the office? An addition to my weekend bag? A stalwart in the bathroom or something to keep in my tote? Decisions, decisions. Perhaps I need another one, or two, or three… Jane thought the zip up bag would go well with the cake stand I recently, ahem, spotted:
Thank you, Handmade Jane! Are you trying to make me spend more money?
IN OTHER NEWS
Look, mom, I’m overlocking!
Believe it or not, this is my very first time on an overlocker. I was sorting the seams of my dress lining in college this week. I bet you wonder what’s happened to the V8667, don’t you? Never fear, things are progressing!
In the meantime, I’m seriously tempted by investment in an overlocker. I’ve been looking at some secondhand ones on Ebay, but I feel nervous about handing over a wad of cash when I have no idea what I’ll get. Any tips about places to buy overlockers? All help gratefully received – as ever!
* Points for anyone who recognises the title.