The little ones and I spent a frosty morning outside attempting to garden, made all the more pleasant by playing the latest Sufjan Stevens album, Illinois from a nearby window. Even though it's quite dramatic, and the choirs and strings are sometimes very eerie, this music is so flippin' incredible. And check out the song titles!
But after an hour of grizzling and this we came in again and Keira's having her afternoon sleep. We're moving to a new house closer to town next week, which is very exciting but it means there's a lot to do in the way of cleaning, packing and doing some work in the (expansive, completely wild) garden. As I was sorting through some drawers I found lots of envelopes and paper bags containing seeds and beans I was planning to plant in certain places, and so I thought I'd make this little pouch to keep them in, and it could stay in the garden shed here, for the next tenants to plant as they wish.
I used my latest addiction- freezer paper stencils- to print some plain, natural-coloured cotton drill with this grass and 'clover' flower print. And inside I lined the pouch with some dark green embroiderie-anglaise-type cotton, given to me by a friend.
dried broad beans, ready to plant later in the year.
I love making little zip-up cases like these. They're such a quick and satisfying project, and such a good way to use up small amounts of fabric at a time. But sometimes it's hard to know what to do with them- one can only have so many wallets, and cases to hold sewing supplies and soaps and things. But they are good for presents- then someone else can decide what to put in them!