One thing I really value is having a good laugh and what better place to start than with all the things I make? Hence the change in title of this blog, but not focus, mind. This will always be primarily a sewing blog. Of course, I'll probably change it again at some point. We'll see how this goes, shall we?
Today I bought the most exciting pattern. A sporan pattern. A what? You ask. Clearly you were not raised in Dunedin. We had neighbours who learned the bagpipes even...and of course the obligatory school uniforms which were always kilts. While I was in Dunedin I purchased a half metre of the Otago tartan. My sisters and I had a great old time brainstorming ideas for what to make with it, because a little of it goes a very long way. (and no, I didn't use any colour enhancements in the editing, it really is that bilious.)
When I got back to Auckland it occurred to me that a sporan (a bag worn over the kilt) would make an excellent change purse and was small enough not to require great swathes of fabric. So I've been keeping a lazy eye out for small bag patterns and found this one today - it comes in a circular version, not shown here. As soon as I saw it I thought it had all the makings of a great sporan.
You're all going to be SO jealous.
Favourite Things Pattern Design number 065