April’s Challenge!

Some of you may have noticed that March’s challenge sort of disappeared under the radar…life just sort of took over!!!

cooltext156747814765691I was all geared up and keen to make my first pair of ginger jeans, I’d got the stretch denim, top-stitching thread, zip, jeans button…but I lost the download when I got my new computer, apparently the download section of your computer is not a storage place for downloads (well you learn something new every day!!). Closet Case Files kindly sent me another link but since then I’ve not had a moment to make them!

We’re just at the beginning of a lot of house decorating and reorganising etc, I’ve just about finished a three way swop of rooms upstairs…James’s room is becoming the guest room, the old guest room is my new super-duper sewing room, and Helen has her eyes on my old sewing room as a walk in wardrobe!!! So this month has been taken up with painting and moving furniture, not what I had in mind at the beginning of the month…and unfortunately my Ginger Jeans are not going to get made in April either!!!

B5006aMy monthly challenge for April has got to be to make two bags. I’ve entered two in the local show handicraft section so I’d better make them as it’s in the middle of May!

I’ve just started Butterick 5006 which is a large tote bag with lots of pockets, it’s officially a knitting bag and the pattern includes extras like a crochet hook roll up case and a pretty pincushion, if I manage to make the extras it might just give me the edge in the competition!!

The second bag is in a Lisa Lam book I’ve got, it’s a satchel, I’ve got some pretty floral furnishing weight fabric ready to make it.


Satchel…I will get those Ginger Jeans made, just not this month, I’ve got two quilts to make as well, one for the Hands2Help challenge which will just be a quick jelly roll race quilt. The second is for my goddaughter, I’m feeling very honoured as she has asked me to make her a quilt for her 18th birthday present, the fabric is hopefully flying over from the States as we speak 🙂


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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