The first thing on my 2014 list of 'Nice Things for Me to Do' wasn't to go anywhere but was to have some sewing/making days at home.
First of all I made a pincushion.
I'd made Fran one for Christmas but couldn't blog about it before Christmas for obvious reasons! They involve a bottle lid (for the base), pretty cotton fabric, cotton velvet, ric-rac and emery grit.
This is the one I made for Fran.
Then I made a necklace from a glass tile, fabric and some velvet ribbon.
I think I'll make some more of these in different colours as they're really easy and effective.
Next I made a new case for my work phone as I managed to lose the previous one a few weeks ago during a muddle of phones ringing, loading the boot and getting into the car!
It has a stripy bottom, is slightly stiffened and has a co-ordinating lining, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I've had a lovely few days, even though I did make a bit of a mess!