My Australia Day long weekend…
Well, there has been lots going on over here at Blogless Anna headquarters on this Australia Day long weekend…
I’ve blissfully immersed myself in bag making. As it was my first bag (I’m excluding draw-string bags in this statement) it took a bit to get my head around things, but I’m thrilled with the results. I was pattern testing, so I can only show you a couple of design features in isolation.
What do we have here? Could it be a bag strap with loads of top-stitching?
The main fabric for the bag was Lungo d’Arancio from Tessuti (20% off at their summer sale). It was originally purchased to make an A-line skirt, but I love it as a bag. What do you think?
I’ve very pleased with my zipper pocket cleverly located between the facing and the lining. Who’d have known that zips could be so satisfying?
As well as sewing, there was also time for some family outings. Yesterday afternoon we ventured across town to swim at the Melbourne Sports & Acquatic Centre. My girls love the wave pool there.
This morning we took my Dad to the adventure playground at Hays Paddock. It was super busy, but we all had a ball… the girls playing and Dad & I catching up on life.
And to finish the weekend, in true Australian fashion, we made a pavlova. Not familiar with this yummy Australian dessert? More info here.
How was your weekend?
Did you sew, bake and/or spend time with your family?