What clever friends! Find them a few scraps of fabric and look what they have made.
Kathy – Vanilla Pod
Kathy often visits local craft events and has the name ‘Vanilla Pod’ for the things that she sells.
The pirate bags, made for me by Kathy, were made because we once did a topic in school entitled ‘High Seas Adventure’. It included lots of pirate jokes and information, songs, story writing and drama. it was also the start of my Lego Journey but that’s another story.
The small black pirate bag is the perfect size to carry my Lego lunch box, water bottle, keys and phone, and it comes in handy for whenever I visit any school. It has certainly seen better days and despite being reversable I like the black side best.
I loved the shape of my pirate bag so much that I had a second bag which was perfect for my summer holiday. In it I could throw my camera, pashmina, phone and a note book. I also had a few little Lego models inside too.
Lona – The Welsh Wizard
Lona also made me the fantastic bus bag. She is an expert quilter and has made lots of lovely huge quilts for her family and her home. I loved the bag and how she matched the red buses and pictures of Number 10 to me personally. (I visited Number 10 in 2015 for a Comic Relief event)
My own craft hobby is mainly macramé and crochet but even sometimes with the right teaching I can be persuaded to give it a go. Lona helped me to use a few scraps to make my very own quilt and table mats. Emmy my cat approves. (But I still prefer to crochet – or indeed write)
‘Why do you do what you do? Spend your money on bits and pieces and fill your house with clutter?’
Kathy said, ‘because you enjoy it, it is your haven, your therapy.’
So, what is your escape?
What do you love to do?