Or using one designer's fabrics - like Tilda (although I can't show you more as it's a secret project)
These are decisions that are easy to make - but is it cheating?
Maybe, but I'm still pleased with the results: a bag for my boss (late Christmas present with a pair of mittens), a matching one for myself, a pouch for daisy's new camera, and a selection of presents for a friend's birthday.
We've also been trying out new crafts.
This is what you end up with when four Lockets get to play with clay and a potter's wheel (here).
I wasn't very good at it!
We will be going back in a couple of weeks to glaze our pots. The children thought it was the best thing they'd done in ages and daisy and Fred have both asked if they can go again instead of having birthday parties. (This was Dot's belated 16th birthday treat). So it was a very successful day out.
And other good news is that I finally posted out my extremely late mini quilts to Jo in Tas and Stephanie. That made me happy - I hope they make them happy too.