Monday, 1 October 2012

The "Bank of Mum and Dad"

is - as of today - officially closed with both kids now working. Can you imagine how much fabric I can buy with what we "save" from now on? The sky is the limit! In anticipation of this fact I've ordered myself a few little treats:

Note the Vintage Modern Mini Charm pack. I have no idea what to make with it, but I couldn't resist as it's too cute.

Now I just have to find my sewing mojo again which I have somehow misplaced a while ago. Last week we spent a few days at the beach  (in Kota Kinabalu, that's on the Malaysian part of Borneo, in case you are interested) where we attended a wedding and I was hoping that it was waiting for me upon my return. But instead I have brought back a stinkin' cold and said mojo is still nowhere to be found.

Yesterday I made myself sit at the sewing machine, thinking once I start I might enjoy it. I manages to make this shopping bag for which I found the tutorial here.




















I was planning to make a few more for our Christmas fair, but I think I might try to make the next one a bit bigger. It's supposed to hold lots of stuff after all.


Till next time, when - hopefully -  I will have a bit more to show you.
Vreni x

18 comments:

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Give it time Vreni, it will come back - I always find a little fabric shopping does wonders!!

Julimond said...

Oh, liebe Vreni
meinen Glückwunsch zur wiedergefundenen Freiheit,vor allem pekuniär...grins....ja, da wird richtig Knete frei für gaaanz viele Nähutensilien und Stoffe.
Ich freue mich auf die Sachen, die du wieder zauberst.

lg
Iris, aus dem wunderschönen sonnigen Herbst im Rheinland.

FarahLin said...

ooh love that bag!!
Sorry to hear about your sewing mojo, hopefully it'll come back soon - love seeing the things you've created so far...

Martina said...

Liebe Vreni, deine neue Tasche sieht ja schon mal gut aus! Und mit so hübschen neuen Stöffchen und der neu gewonnenen Freiheit kommt sicher bald die Lust zum nähen retour. Jedes Ding hat seine Zeit. Freu mich auf jeden Fall von dir zu lesen. Hab eine ganz gute Zeit
LG Martina

Shirley said...

Go with the flow Vreni, the mojo is still there, just having a rest. It will return when it is ready. Having a bit of fabric envy.

Hilde said...

I think I just saw your mojo hiding! Inside that lovely bag! It wants you to get started with a small project, just for yourself... ;)
Woohoo, no more 'kids in college'! We still have a bit more months to go...

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
erstmal wünsche ich baldige und gute Besserung. Mich hatte es auch erwischt letztens.
Die Mojo, ist auch in Urlaub, genieße die Zeit und tu was anderes, z.B. Lesen und Seelebaumeln lassen.
Meine Kids liegen mir beide noch auf der Tasche. Kanns aber noch abwarten, bis sie ausfliegen.
LG Doris

Thimbleanna said...

What fun treats! You have Kellie's newsprint too -- I need to get some. (If you search for the Boxcar, that's after the rental car we had in Salt Lake. the "gulls" made fun of me for not using the emergency brake, so Kellie had to add that to the fabric LOL!) Love that chevron bag!

skippie said...

Yihaa Vreni, I also knows what it feels like when children leave the financial nest.
Enjoy your freedom, you will find your mojo again, go and sit in your craft space and look at all your goodies and it will come. Enjoy.

Linda said...

You found some great prints! And yay for having some spending money again! I really like the newsprint looking one with a bit of an orange car on it. What's that fabric? Your shopping bag looks nice and serviceable too. So sorry you aren't feeling well. Pamper yourself a bit more. We all go through no-mojo phases. I'm sure you'll be up to sewing again, even if it's still weeks from now.

expat quilter returns home said...

Still a few more years before we can close the bank....But luckily I have a fabric stash hiding in my cupboard.....Hope you will find your sewing mojo soon. Love, Rose-Anne

Wendy said...

I hate to tell you, but the bank never closes!!

Lovely bag! And what beautiful fabrics you've bought.

Jessica said...

I love that "the bank of mum and dad"! LOL Very true!
I love your new fabrics! and the bag looks great too - I have that grey chevron fabric in my stash!

meli B said...

It is so hard to resist buying more fabric. Love your choices. I'm not sure the kids still won't come back for the occasional top up. I don't think the parent bank ever closes.
Sorry to hear you caught a cold from going on a holiday. I hate that when it happens. I think it is from sharing airplane air with so many people. Hope you feel better soon.

Cathy said...

Hi Vreni, I really hope your mojo is starting to come back and your feeling better? Your stash additions are lovely and you are right, that mini charm pack is sooo cute! xo

Lynda said...

Now there's my problem....never realized the bank of mom and dad could close! Cute charm packs. No wonder you couldn't resist.

SewSofie said...

Hi vernier! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I almost fell off my chair when I found out as well! Your comment did give me a giggle. Glad to see you're still very productive. Looking forward to working my way back through your posts to see what you've been up to. Love the fabric on that bag.

SewSofie said...

Vreni! Silly auto correct!