…and whiskers on kittens
It occurred to me that I might need a lightweight packaway rainproof jacket for Austria. At the rather pathetic boot fair we visited last Bank Holiday Monday [just ten cars – and no little van selling tea or bacon cobs either] the only purchase made was this Gelert jacket, for just £1. I wore it for the rest of the day, and yes, it is definitely waterproof! “I shall have to make a little bag to pack it in” I said.
Then disaster struck for Steph as we visited the Botanic Gardens – her umbrella collapsed. It was a child’s brolly she’d got for less than a quid, when caught in a shower in Dublin – and she had certainly had her money's worth from it. She was about to bin it, when I yelled “Stop! That fabric is too cute!” [spot the bewhiskered kitten!]
Bob deftly stripped the ruined frame away and I rolled up the cover and stowed it in my pocket. Back home I dug out a bundle of elastic cord and some stoppers, and made myself a little bag for the jacket. I rolled the jacket up first into a sensible sized bundle and measured it carefully. Then stitched a cylinder with casing round the top – threaded the cord through – and it is ready to pack in my suitcase
Somewhere I have a little purse frame – I shall have to make myself a matching purse.
But not this week – I am aware that purse making is an exact science. I have read Jenny @ The Custards blog, and know the bottom must be perfect. Right now I do not have the time for such skilled needlework.