A little weekend sewing for a dear friend, inspired by Kelly Doust's elegant Clutch from the Crafty Minx, was the perfect remedy for a wintry weekend. I love this fabric, a beautiful, botanical, op-shopped sheet that I've been stashing for just the right project. Paired with some green linen this earthy mix was perfect for a crafty Mama's birthday this week. Happy Birthday Kate! I added a wrist strap and a happy accident resulted in a little feature of the inside fabric on the front flap. I loved the colour combo of the green and mustard so much I made myself a little messenger bag. It fits my wallet, keys, phone and a few other odds and ends comfortably without being bulky or getting in the way. I did discover one significant design fault today... three more inches and there would have been enough room for a pair of needles and a ball of wool.
And there was some excitement here yesterday when a pair of King parrots found and made a sizeable dent in our homemade birdfeeder. Such a splash of colour against those bare trees. The chooks had a great time cleaning up the debris underneath....they eat with gusto these beautiful visitors.