... did I mention that I love books? I've got a wishlist as long as my arm, which seems to grow daily (the list, not the arm!). I'm forever finding new books to add from browsing people's blogs or looking at flickr. Lately I've been thinking it would be handy to learn a bit more about pattern drafting for clothes as I don't have masses of dressmaking experience, so I've added two more books to the list, Sew-U by Wendy Mullin and Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. Unfortunately neither is available through my local library, but I do have a birthday coming up next month, so I might drop a few well-placed hints to my husband!
It's Friday, and we've a free weekend stretching out in front of us, which is nice. There's definitely going to be some kiddie crafting on the horizon as we've just had a letter home from my daughter's nursery to say that there will be an Easter bonnet competition next Thursday - I'm sure we'll have fun with that! Probably some sewing too. It's bibs and wristlets this weekend as I've got the pieces all cut out. I'm trying to make a few small things every week at the moment with the aim of increasing my stock ready for a craft fair near Covent Garden in June. At the moment there seems to be plenty of time ahead, but this will be my first craft fair, so I'm keen to avoid leaving everything till the last minute!
Other things to do this weekend probably include making soup. I've discovered that my little boy will eat any vegetable or combination of vegetables in soup form, so we've been having homemade soup and a sandwich for lunch for weeks now. I usually just toss in whatever I have to hand (today it was butternut squash, potato and onion). I've had this book for a while now, though, and I've yet to cook anything from it, so I might try the split pea and leek soup - yum!
Have a great weekend!