Friday, 21 January 2011

I am delighted to report that taxes are all done and dusted...until next year. I can't believe I say the same thing every year about being organised and every year the same happens. To think I could actually do them 8 months earlier never seems to compute.

But then where's the fun in that?

As a result of feeling a massive weight of relief, I've taken today off and am treating myself to doing a few projects that have been on the wish list for quite some time.

This first one - Bunny Pencil Case from Zakka Sewing - has been on the list since I bought the book for my birthday last March and fell in love with it then. It's been on Ruby's wish list too and since today she was reluctantly piled off to school whilst the boys lazied in bed, as it's Entrance Exam Day at their school, so closed for pupils, I thought it was only fair she comes home to a little special treat.

This was a lovely project to do. Firstly, working in linen is so pleasurable. It is soft to the touch, but holds its shape well. I also love the utilitarian look and feel of linen.

Whilst the project was classed as a 3 - challenging - the most challenging thing I found about it was having enough hands to pull in the bunny tail! I think if you are adept at zippers, then this really isn't too tricky a project.

The only other challenge I found was hand drawing out the template, as I don't have a photocopier to enlarge the patterns 200%, hence a rather 'unique' looking bunny...

I'm so pleased to have found time to start embarking on some projects that I've been wanting to do for a while now and delving back into this gorgeous book has inspired me in several ideas to use that lovely wool I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Watch this space...;-)

4 comments:

lizzysapronstrings said...

Congratulations on getting your taxes done! You deserve a day off doing something you enjoy! : )

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Our taxes in the US are due April 15th! It's usually stressful around here, my hubby's supposed to keep track of that info! But this year, he's better!

Love the bunny pencil case! I want one for myself! LOL!!! I love bunnies!

Have a wonderful day!

Stephanie said...

I will not talk about our taxes...
I love your pencil case, lovely fabrics, combination...

Kylie said...

Oh, wow. This is just so gorgeous, Karen! I'm sure she loved it :) Thanks for the link too. Kx