It's all been getting in the way of blogging though.
Here's a very little something I made up for a friend's birthday.
We don't usually do presents but I just thought a little handmade gift with some hair ties in it would be nice because she's always so ready to help us when needed.
Like when we have to spend the night at the hospital with a little one we have just found out suffers from asthma.
Yep - that's some of the 'not so good stuff' that's been happening.
The mushroom fabric for this was sent to me by a very kind sewing friend.
It just arrived in the mail one day - the sort of post that makes you smile. Thanks Novy.
Here's some more of the good - but I can't show you much.
It's a sneak peek of one of the patterns I have been testing for the lovely Toni of Make It Perfect.
She has something big in the works, top secret though, you know how it is!
Check out her patterns if you haven't already - every man, woman and child should have a Lazy Day hat for summer I say.
The fabric is from Patty Young's Mezzanine range and the colours are so fresh, bright and fun that I want to get some more.