Time for Lunch

I’ve been looking around for a lunch bag for a while and couldn’t find anything I liked so I did what any aspiring sewer does – I looked for patterns online. Pink Penguin’s Lunch Bag Tutorial  takes you through the steps of creating a cute drawstring lunch bag and it seemed pretty simple.

The makings of my lunch bag

The makings of my lunch bag

And yes, I am using my library fabric again. You’d think I would be tired of the Bookish line from Connecting Threads by now, after all I not only have a quilt and pillowcase, I also have two project bags made from it. Maybe I will grow tired someday, but not today!

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Blind Date with a Book

I’ve had a pretty hectic few weeks, but there’s some respite in sight so I decided to treat myself to a romance novel. In honour of Valentine’s Day we’re running a ‘Blind Date with a Book’ display at work. It’s exactly what it sounds like, library visitors can choose a book based solely on its dating profile. It was a lot of fun to browse through all of them – I wanted it to be a surprise so I had to be careful to avoid any of the profiles I wrote (although some of those did end up on my reading list).

What's it going to be?

What’s it going to be?

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A Different Kind of WIP


Bookish quilt in progress


I have five knitting WIPs left. I haven’t even begun to tell you about the sewing WIPs. At the top of my list is this quilt I’m working on using the ‘Library Stacks’ kit from Connecting Threads featuring their Bookish collection. This fabric collection is inspired by libraries and librarians, and it came out just as I finished library school – so of course I had to buy it. I’ve already made a bag out of this fabric collection (another great CT kit), and I’ve got enough fabric for another undecided project after the quilt. Yeah, I really love this fabric!