Well, I didn't exactly make it till midnight to see in the New Year! We've just come back from a few days visiting our families, and after a few nights of wandering and waking children overnight, it was nice to just slope off to bed early. The children even had a lie-in this morning till 8am, which was bliss!
The first day of the New Year, and I'm cracking on with some sewing. It's been so hard being away from my sewing machine after getting lots of sewing-orientated gifts. My mother-in-law not only subscribed me to Ottobre children's patterns magazine for the year, which I am very excited about, but also bought me this book, which I've had my eye on for ages:
My husband got me a rotary cutter and mat - fantastic gift, which I hope will revolutionize the detested cutting out process! I've only ever hand-pieced quilts (English style) before, but have been wanting to piece by machine, where greater cutting accuracy is required (!), so this gift is going to be put to really good use.
There's also been a bit of stash enhancement....
some gorgeous fabrics by Amy Butler for bags and the like:
cute Matryoshka, turtle and transport Japanese prints intended for coin purses, pencil cases and tissue holders:
and two different colourways in one of my favourite prints (I already have the brown); I think I'll make totes and baby bibs with these:
I'm off to start cutting into some fabric now, so I'll have some pictures of finished projects to upload soon.
Happy New Year!