Playing with Christmas Presents...

Child says: "I'm bored Mamma"
Mother replies: "Don't be so silly. Go and play with all those new toys you were given for Christmas"
*child skips off to play*... Mother looks down at her hands and thinks *i'm bored*...

So i decided to play with some of my Christmas Gifts: I haven't 'packed' the Cath Kidston sewing basket yet. I am going to fill it with my travel sewing kit. I spend alot of time between my Parents home, my home, and various child related activities. This basket will have all the items i need so i can pick it up and *know* i will have pieces and essentials to work with on 'the move'.

Cath Kidston's craft books have come under some 'fire' from the dedicated UK Designer / Maker devotees and i can understand why. Her items are far from 'handmade' themselves and she is perhaps riding on the back of a growing current trend. I don't mind though. Her books are colourful and fun and i ask little else of my Craft Books.
The "DK Sewing Book" is something i need. I have never had any training in sewing and i get frustrated at my lack of knowledge. I am not a patient person and i want to be 'GOOD' at something immediately... at least i have this book now that might encourage me to, patiently, try some new things.

**Note to Self** take some time off in March and DO things for MYSELF :)

(feel a bit perkier today. A good camera and craft sessions can do that)

16 comments:

laurafallulah said...

I got some CK sewing stuff for crimbo too. That DK sewing book looks amazing! might have to get one of those too. Plus what is that little horse pin cushion? very very cute.

PaperFish! said...

trust you to spot that! keen eye x i have a few new pincushions coming in the shops soon x

TheStitchandMakeStudio said...

What a shame you don't have much time for yourself. Why don't you think about joining our Stitch and Bitch in Northampton. We can teach you anything you want. With very few exceptions.

Christine said...

Oh that box is gorgeous :)
I've been eyeing up that DK sewing book - I may have to make (another) book purchase soon!

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

A plethora of perfect presents!
X

p.s loving that felt, having fun as requested, making a brooch. Thank you lovely fishy.

Menopausal musing said...

Nicey wicey prezzies......... enjoy!

Halfway Crafter said...

Have fun playing with those Christmas gifts... I'm sure you will find something there to amuse yourself!

nicedaydesigns said...

It's official I'm drooling over the CK sewing box.
Congrats I just saw one of your yummy sewing pots on frontpage on etsy!!!

PaperFish! said...

oh FP! thanks xxx

Ruby Reloved said...

I have serious sewing box envy! I got some CK sewing bits for Christmas too, the thread tin is very cute.

xx

Jennifer Rose said...

that sewing box is really pretty :) glad you feel better today :)

Yappy Dog said...

Back to your perky self, that's good - lovely pressies... I got the CK book too ... the pictures are enough for me at the mo - hope you put some lovely treats in your gorgeous sewing box for overnight stays.

Alexandra Mason said...

That DK book looks great, i definately need that one! xx

Michelle said...

oooh fab prezzis and lovely blog too. I'll be back soon :o) love your polka dot shower curtain too !

Michelle said...

oooh fab prezzis and lovely blog too. I'll be back soon :o) love your polka dot shower curtain too !

PaperFish! said...

haha, i love that shower curtain too - Ikea's finest

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