No craft group today because the big girl is on school holidays, no Wednesday washing either because it was pouring with rain most of the day so we went fishing, well sort of.
'tis my wee nephew's third birthday on Sunday (I still remember anxiously waiting for news of his birth...being a midwife and at least 1000km away was not good for my stress levels over that couple of days - I knew she was in labour but after 30 odd hours and no news the panic set in! Anyway he arrived safe, his mum a little bruised and very tired, his dad much the same).
I've been busy over the past couple of days making him a fishing set. I am really pleased with how it turned out - the big girl has surprised me with how much she loves it; i think mostly it is the magnets. She has been round the house a dozen times finding new metal things in quite odd places and unconsciously learning about polar opposites, forces and magnet strengths. She, her dad and I have also had quite a few games actually catching the fish; the wee girl just tries to eat them!
To form the drawstring casing, mark 1/4" (1/2" total width) either side of the centre of the button holes and sew a line of stitching around the circumference on each of these lines. Using one length of cord, pass it through one of the openings and feed it through the casing all the way around the circle and back out of the same opening. Tie the ends. Then, thread the second length of cord through the opening on the opposite end of the bag and again pass it all the way through the circle and back out of the same opening and tie the ends to secure. To close bag, pull both ends of cord.