Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Something exciting ..............................

Isn't that a lovely sight?


No?


Then how about this?


Looking better?


Just you wait til the weekend...............................


something very exciting is happening in Locketland this week
so come back again to find out more!

And just so this isn't a craft free post, here's a picture of the bag Dorothy and I made for her favourite teacher who is sadly leaving her school this week.


Miss M teaches music and is totally inspiring - Dot is devastated that she's going so we made this bag to show how much she has been appreciated - and Dot did all the embroidery. The design is adapted from an Anni Downs pattern in either Homespun or Country Threads magazine - can't remember which at the moment!


Unfortunately my job finishes at the end of this week as I was there for maternity cover. I'd always hoped that the other lady wouldn't come back but unfortunately she is. I'm really sad about leaving as I love the job and all the people I work with so this week is a bit tough - especially as I've been working overtime so I'm there nearly every day. I sat at my desk yesterday with the pink paint card from the secret project in front of me to cheer me up. And as the secret project is so exciting it nearly worked!!

18 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Nice bag! What a lovely thought for a special teacher. (Homespun!) that's sad that your job has come to an end... :( hope that something else comes up quickly for you. :)

Jodie said...

ohhh, this does look interesting!

trashalou said...

Will you be spending much time inside the secret project? With electruckery and all??????

dottycookie said...

I hope you're not going to be doing anything illegal in there, Mrs Locket!

That is a lovely bag. We're deep in teacher present making too, though ntohing as original as yours.

I'm sorry about your job :-(

Cele said...

Wow that bag is Brilliant, what a lovely and original gift. I'm sure the teacher was delighted.
Can't wait to see your plans for the pink room.

julie said...

oooh the secret project is certainly intriguing - I'm glad it's helping keep your spirits up over your job finishing. Dot's bag is a masterpiece - Miss M will be over the moon with it - well done Dot!

rachelmp said...

Beautiful bag and exciting pink project!!!! I hope something good comes from the job Lucy x

LiEr said...

Could it be a crafting studio, Ms Locket? Could it? Lucky thing. Gorgeous bag! It's so hard on the kids when teachers leave.

French Knots said...

What a tease you are - humm what could it be!? Room for a table with a sewing machine on I wonder?
Glad you have an exciting project to cheer you up as your job finishes.

Sarahs Home said...

My oh my that does look interesting and exciting.. Sorry to hear about the job, as one door closes another is ging to open I am sure. Should we get together over the holidays? My two would love it.
Sarah x

Michaela said...

Super bag - wish one of my little ones would give a bag like that. But I did get a chocolate orange instead today, so that's very nice too!

April said...

love the bag - we're busy doing teacher gifts too

Sorry about the job ending

April xx

Suzie Sews said...

exciting stuff... can not wait to see what you are up too. Sorry about the job, never give up hope.

JuliaB said...

Hi Lucy! THat looks very exciting indeed. And the teacher's bag is Gorgeous!!! She is a lucky teacher and she will treasure that. x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Pink is involved...that can only lead to good things...don't keep us waiting too long ;o)

Moogsmum said...

Oooh Locket _ I have seriously serious envy over your secret place....especially as I know what it is!!

Love the bag for teacher - what a lovely gift and so beautifully embroidered :)

Boo hiss about the job but just think of all the fun you'll be having in that secret place!

xxx

nicolette said...

You made a totally awesome bag for this special teacher!

jabiru said...

Love the bag - and the idea! I would have loved something so thoughtful and original when I was teaching ;-)