Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'


Do you remember the above picture from last Monday's post of mine?? Do you, do you?

Basically I've had Cath Kidston's 'Sew!' book for ages and ages now. You know the book with the pre cut out bag for you to make.

Anyhow, it's been sat on a shelf, like I said for ages and every time I went to take a peek at it I would feel the up most of guilt because of that makey do bag all beautifully cut out, ready, to size and to be all sewn up.

So back it went onto the shelf with the odd glance in that direction every now and then. I even turned it around so the spine didn't face me for a while, but that just screamed 'I'm still here' at me.

But I am guilt free once more!! I have finally got round to making up my little bag and to be honest, it is little - very.

Anyhow, it's not perfectly sewn up - the usual Tabiboo style, uh huh!!

I couldn't get my button loop following the rouleau (?) instructions on page 25 - so I cheated.

Nor could I get 'slip the facing over the top of the bag' so..........I cheated. Though to the best of my ability I must say and some very nifty hand stitching - it hides a multitude of sins, well for me it does.

And as for two button holes on the strap, welllllllll I preferred just the one, I'm not greedy and at least I can do button holes - or should I say my lovely new (pre) birthday present can! It's called an Husqvana something or other or Husky as I've nicknamed it.

I also added a lining - just because really. A bit of class I guess (cough, cough!!) well that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

So now I can turn my CK Sew! book around and look at it with pride in amongst my other crafty books, to be hidden away no more and..............hopefully a few more crafty goodies will be created from it...


I am soooooooo bad with craft books!

Have a fab week - we've got a thunderstorm erupting around us at the moment......hope the computer does conk out on me or explode or something. Does that still happen?? Or am I the only person that turns the TV off when there is a thunderstorm?