Thursday, 22 October 2009

My own woodpile

A married friend of mine and I have had conversations about our husbands woodpile. Not that our husbands chop or work with wood in any significant way, but when random sized pieces of wood are left over from D.I.Y. or distruction my DH will say "oh, that's a good bit, I might use that. I'll add it to the others in the garage". The pile is significant to say the least.

I have in the past commented on the amount of odd bits of wood we have and am always asked "do you know the price of wood these days?" Well no I don't, so the woodpile grows carefully as no piece of wood can be bought without first looking along each side of the length to check that they are straight.

Why am i blogging about wood? Well, for a few months I have been thinking about making myself a purse. Well, on Tuesday I decided to just do it. I stumbled across some lovely fabric in my fabric stash and decided to get on with it. I laid out some left overs from a dress I made for DD for my trial run.

Then i began to hesitate about cutting. For about 20 minutes. DH came into the room to see me sitting infront of uncut fabric. I mentioned my hesitation and he told me that is just how he feels when he cuts a new length of wood. It was only seconds before he said laughing "that's your woodpile" pointing to my fabric stash. Hmm, that was enough to get me to cut!

I started with a trial run...

Once i was satisfied with that i decided to go for it and followed a fab tutorial from Sew mama sew for a zipped pocket. Over all, i think it went well considering i made it up as i went along...

athough I forgot to think about the closure. That will be my weekend shopping task!

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