Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Weekend That Was

This weekend was completely free. No plans, no work, no chores. It was just what I needed to restore some balance.

The weekend started on Friday night with a trip to Spotlight. I bought a few different fabrics for projects I have in mind. And these...

For a grand total of $5/roll. I don't know what I'm going to do with 60 odd metres (at a guess) of green and yellow spots but I'm sure I'll come up with something.

The weather on Saturday was perfect for sewing.



I made myself a work tote to carry my lunch and bits and peices.

Today I got out the glue and the art goodies for some collaging. It's the first time since around April. It felt great to feel the creativity stirring again.


It didn't stop there. I also made these.


Now, I'm off to make Quesadillas with Guacamole for dinner and then hopefully spend a little time on my crochet that's also been neglected for a while.

What a wonderful weekend. Hope you had a fabulous weekend. What did you get up to?

15 comments:

Serena said...

Wow.. what a bargain you found at Spotlight.. that green spotty fabric is ace !!

CurlyPops said...

What a fantastically crafty weekend! You hit the jackpot with those rolls of fabric.
I love your lunch tote (great fabric combo) and those collages and those cupcakes....
I had an overlocker lesson from my MIL today...very exciting!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Your bag is beautiful. I love the feature fabric you have used. And what a bargain in the spotty fabric! It looks like a really productive weekend.

Michelle said...

I can never find bargains like that at Spotty! Well done!

Sounds like you hada fantastic weekend - I think you deserved it!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fun weekend you had! Love the polka dot fabric and that work tote looks excellent. My weekend was kinda dull - helping the kids with assignments, taking them to their activities, and cleaning.

Karin said...

Ok, I've got to come over to your house, especially if crafting AND quesadilla's are involved!

Looks like a great time - the bag is perfect. How nice it must have felt to work on the collages too.

Yep, I can tell that weekends are something to look forward to in your house!

Jenaveve said...

Geez, you went nuts! Great way to spend the weekend if you ask me, and would love one of those little cakes right now.

The tote's great and I'm a bit of a fan of the collage on the left with the Japanese geisha... are they glued onto canvases? Can't quite tell in the photo. Am curious what you use as a finishing layer, or don't they need it? Collage is something I've always 'thought about doing' (big paper fan here) but never really known much about...

AnastasiaC said...

Rain is perfect for crafting but we had gorgeous weather in Sydney - i ventured to a flea market but with two little boys it wasnt a good idea as I couldnt really hunt properly....

Sasparilla Sue said...

Sounds lovely!! Your tote is fab! I love weekends where you can do whatever whenever. My Sunday was pretty much like that...I ended up watching movies all day cuz I couldn't seem to get my butt off the couch. :)

one little acorn said...

Looks like a very productive week-end. Sewing and cooking - fantastic. And yes - the weather was just perfect for staying inside and getting busy.

Jenny said...

What a wonderful weekend you had indeed!! Love your spotty bargains and that bag is fab!

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Wow, that is some great fabric you found. Your tote is really great. You sure are a great sewer.
Happy weekend!
Kyla

Tessa said...

I love crafty weekends! I love that fabric you got too! Fabulous really!

Sasparilla Sue said...

You totally should host a scavenger hunt!!! I would be in for sure!

Juddie said...

Oh wow! What a creative and productive weekend! I've had such a creative lull over the past few months, it's crazy .... I have oodles of ideas stored on my laptop, lots of great books full of wonderful instructions, boxes and boxes of fabric filling my study, but I haven't seemed to be able to complete any projects for a long time. Booo!

Looking forward to our sewing bonanza on the 23rd - I'm sure I'll be very inspired dby all you crafty folk!