I have a little finish today but I'm warning you that with it comes a tale of the reality of motherhood that might be too much information.

I made a zip bag for my girls to keep their hair clips and bobbles in. It seemed totally appropriate to make it using bow tie quilt blocks. The tutorial I used has three useful sizes for this block and each block I made is 3".

The back uses more of some sweet butterfly fabric that Sheila kindly sent me, the inside is lined with a sweet gauze fabric and the zip was won in a giveaway (ages ago!) from Hadley. To give the bag a little bit of structure I used some budget heavyweight interfacing - I've used this in a few projects and while it doesn't bond as well as more expensive brand products it is just fine for this sort of thing and a great price. I also used it when I made clutch bags and it worked nicely to add support.

And why the need for a little bag? Well I was using one of those free make up bags to store their hair accessories but since a stomach bug has swept through my house there was an incident. The little one was happily carrying the bag around and then out of nowhere vomited on it, in it... just all over it. Once she was cleaned and happy I had to debate whether to just throw it all out but I couldn't bring myself to waste all those lovely hair clips (nevermind the fact I'd bought a load of new clips just the other day!). So I washed the contents of her stomach off them, left them to dry and ditched the bag. The clips were saved and a new bag was constructed. Told you it was too much information.

On to nicer things.

I've started working on last months English Country Garden BOM. I need to find time in the day when the little one is napping and not vomiting so I can concentrate and attempt to use monofilament thread - I daren't try in bad evening light.

I also need to decide what project I will be making/finishing for next weeks link up at le challenge. The link opens on the 15th May (actually the 14th to give time for the world to enter!) and the theme is 'nature'. 

Le Challenge

If you've finished anything recently that fits the theme remember to join us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!

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