I have been sewing, Blaise's monkey backpack is still in the WIP basket, so last night we made a messenger bag from some japanese oxford cloth covered in cartoon pandas - which remind me of that Liam Lynch classic "the panda song" "like the shark the panda has milllions of teeth - the pandas are coming so hide under your bed!
the bag has dogclips for closures and a pocket for her mobile ( so that she can find it when I call her!) she looooves it... I think I have bought myself some time with the backpack.
I saw a handbag roll in Notebook magazine, whilst waiting for the Dr, and thought it was a great idea, I use 4 different bags depending on the outing, black handbag, cream handbag, backpack and knitting satchel, the handbag roll has a place for all of your essentials - phone, key, wallet...so that you just have to move the roll from bag to bag.
works well, but not tall enough, back to the drawing board.
So anyway, spring is here, and I have been struck with the desire to make confections - little knitted peices bedecked with ribbons and lace, handdyed and embroidered with flowers, the laces will remain white this weekend, until I get the family out of here come monday morning!
thank you for all of your messages of support, I am half way through answering the comments, and am so grateful to know such lovely people.