Friday 16 May 2008

A book bag

Yesterday was a dear friend's birthday, so I popped over to say 'happy birthday' and sit down for a yummy lunch and piece of birthday cake (very delicious chocolate and coconut with a chocolate buttercream icing). Do you remember that fabric stash from my sister? I chose some fabric and made a little book bag....and it is small, about 10 inches by 12 inches, but perfect for taking a paperback to a favourite spot to sit and read for a while. You can't really see it in the photo, but the lining is a brown and white spotted fabric which I think goes well with the duck egg blue.

I also took a jar of marmalade......talking of which, I bought some blood oranges last weekend to turn in to ruby marmalade. I put them in the freezer again (partly lack of time there and then to make the marmalade, and partly to soften the skins) and took them out this morning. They were lined up on the side looking perfectly, well, orange, then I glanced at them ten minutes later and they were all beautifully frosty, so I couldn't resist the chance to take a photo.

I'll juice these tonight and slice up the peel, leaving it all to soak until sunday. I'm looking forward to this, I've not used blood oranges before for marmalade, and am imagining there will be a distinctly rosy glow.

I'll report back next week. Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

a beautiful bag

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your bag, so pretty.

Have a good weekend.


Niki said...

Love the bag! Please post a photo of the marmelade when you've made it. Should look lovely,

Pipany said...

Hi Diana and thank you so much for isabella's lovely card and birthday wishes; you are a sweetie! She has had such fun and been really funny, running around like a crazy thing and giggling the whole time, bless her.

That bag is gorgeous and such a lovely present to give someone. Hope you have a great weekend and good luck with the marmalade xx

Anonymous said...

That bag is lovely! Such a beautiful pattern and colour. How decadent to have a bag whose sole use is to carry your favourite books to a special place to read, and how perfect! I love that idea!