Just caught up with the Will Smith movie Seven Pounds and it was very good and a complete tear jerker and I really can’t tell you more than that because it’s one of those films where you need to go into it knowing nothing about the plot line. So I’ll leave it at, as usual Will Smith was excellent, it was beautifully shot – one of those movies where even the colours compliment each other and I loved how the story was slowly revealed.
I’ve spent this afternoon catching up on some swap-bot , I needed to make a shopping bag and a Day of the Dead Ornament. Now, the shopping bag had been perplexing me, I had signed up for that particular swap with a very firm idea what I wanted to do, which would of suited most recipients, so of course the recipient I got, from her profile, would have hated my idea, so I’ve been umming and ahhing what exactly to do ever since, until I was doing housework this morning, tidying away some fabric and came across my other bolt of cheapo Ikea fabric I’ve never known what to do with (the other bolt was the moomin stuff I used to make the dressing gown the other day) and I thought, “hey, now that’ll make a bag,” and it did.
You can’t really see it but I made a little bag charm out of one of the designs on the fabric, to go with it to, I never like giving ‘just’ a bag. I really like Ikea fabric, well at least Ikea fabric circa 2006 (which is when I got both my cheap as chips bolts), it has a nice crispness to it. I’d have rather liked this bag for myself actually and I’ve finally settled on my preferred way to make bag handles, the handles on this one were made in the same way as I made my dressing cord belt, so basically fold the fabric to the middle and then fold again, so that you have effectively got four layers of fabric, it makes for a really nice sturdy handle (or dressing gown belt).
I also needed to make a Day of the Dead Ornament, here it is
It’s my own design and I’m rather proud of it!