Thanks for all your lovely comments about my baby being in the US. He is having the time of his life - we know this because we get text messages all the time asking for more money! !
On another note, Louise and I taught our first class at Amitie yesterday. 8 very chatty and excited girls (aged from 7 - 12) joined us for a sewing class to make their very own little purse.
Here are some of the photos of the day. A good day was had by all of us - very, very noisy and chatty - but I am sure that was a sign of having a wonderful time.
Each girl chose 6 squares of fabric and then hand sewed them together. My eyes were going cross eyed by the end of the day as I must have threaded each girl's needle every 20 seconds! We then fused some pellon onto the back of the pieces and then we taught the girls to applique a shape onto their purse. We then then lined them, turned them inside out, blanket stitched the sides, sewed a button on and this was the end result. The girls should be so proud of themselves, they did a marvellous job.
At the end of the day we had 8 very happy little girls and two very, very exhausted teachers who slept really well that night (not pictured).
A highlight for the girls was halfway through we stopped for afternoon tea - cupcakes and pink meringues - they didn't last 5 minutes!
Have a great weekend everyone.
I will be working on writing the pattern for Poppy & Her Puppies (pictured below) which will be one of the new Audrey & Maude patterns which is coming out very soon.
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