Welcome to a slightly damp day in Llandudno. We had rain overnight, for which the local farmers are mightily glad, and it’s a bit overcast. Actually, it’s been overbearingly hot recently so I’m quite enjoying it!

For those that asked, Kevin’s finger is much better. We were able to take the bandage off and replace it with a large plaster. He’s been able to go plaster free for a couple of days now. He’ll have a lovely scar!

On my desk today is a Cinch Tote Lunch Bag I made from the instructions I had on last week’s desk. If you’d like to make one yourself you can find it on the Facebook page, ‘Fat Quarter Sewing Projects UK’ in the Announcements section. I’m thinking of making it slightly larger and using as a handbag. I made it from some fat quarters I bought from Aldi. I don’t particularly like these patterns but didn’t want to use my favourite fabric and then mess it up! Now I know I can do it I can use nicer fabric.

The bag.

Just behind the bag is my new quilting ruler. Very useful. This one is imperial but I’ve also ordered a metric one. I was brought up using metric; all my schools used metric. I don’t understand why we aren’t fully ‘metricated’ in the UK. But occasionally I will need the imperial one. This bag for instance; the instructions are all in inches.

It’ll be our 39th wedding anniversary on Saturday so I’d better set to making a card! Hwyl am y tro!


  1. What a superb bag! Never knew Aldi sold material, guess you have to be there to get it and I’m never there!!
    Please to hear Alan is ok and still has all his fingers.
    Have a great day on Saturday, wouldn’t have thought you were old enough to have a 39th . . . just saying.
    God Bless you and yours
    Christine #26

  2. Well, that bag is fantastic – so neat! I’ll have to check out that FB page, worth it for some new ideas.
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  3. Hi Camilla, smiling here at the metric/Imperial thing. I’m old enough that I fully remember Imperial, plus for the last 15 or so years, I worked in Aerospace manufacturing, which is all done in Imperial, mainly I think because most of the Aerospace companies are US based, and of course they use Imperial. I still think in Imperial, always have, and it’s very rare I’ll convert something to metric, unless I have no choice, lol. Love the bag, fabulous job. Happy Anniversary for Saturday! Stay safe,Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #12 X

  4. Hi Camilla. Well done – now I’m looking forward to seeing the adaptation of the pattern – the handbag! Why don’t we go completely metric?? well, you see, my dear youngster… it’s because of dinosaurs like me who think in imperial still…. I work everything out in yards, feet and inches, then buy by the metre… cos a metre is 3.4 inches longer than a yard… so allows me to make mistakes:-)!!! I’d be completely lost otherwise And do you know it costs 4shillings to go to the loo nowadays??!!
    Anyway – glad K’s doing ok. Oh boy – he’s not safe let loose, is he? Take good care of him – and have a fantastic anniversary on Saturday. Goodness me – 39 years.
    Take care the pair of you. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  5. Great bag! I am always in awe of those who can sew, I just don’t seem to have the nouse these days. I’ appreciating a coooler day as well! Happy WOYWW, Stay safe, stay well, Cindy #25

  6. Love the bag and have loads of fat quarters too so I may just have to look up those instructions for myself Camilla. Happy anniversary for Saturday. Glad Kevin’s finger is better. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  7. Lovely bag, Camilla, and I am sure it will be very useful. I really prefer Imperial measurements to metric. As far as papercrafting goes, a lot of supplies come from America and they use Imperial, so it makes life easier. I much prefer their “letter” sized paper to our A4 as the proportions are more pleasing, and most of the card-making tutorials on YouTube use cardstock based on this size. I was brought up with Imperial. To me it’s more natural because all the measurements are based on proportions of the human body, whereas metric doesn’t relate to anything. Happy anniversary for Saturday! We’ve just celebrated ours, too. Glad to hear Kevin’s finger is better. As for the weather, I felt positively deprived today, not being able to sit outside in the sunshine under our umbrella, because it was raining! My hubby, on the other hand, was pleased because it did the garden good, and also started to fill our water butts.

    Thank you for visiting – glad you like my purple circles jumper! I am pleased with how it is coming out. Thank you for your birthday wishes – I had a really lovely day despite the lockdown. As for the empty house next door, that’s quite an idea. I’ll talk to my hubby about it.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #14

  8. Great bag. I think there was a lot of resistance to going metric, it also depends on your occupation and hobbies. By choice I work with inches, but if the pattern is metric I work with that. It’s a bit like cooking, grams or pounds and ounces. We don’t seem to have a standardised method for weight and volume judging by the labels of things we buy in the shops. It’s a colder day today, just when you start getting used to the sunshine :). Hope you are well x Angela #30

  9. That tote bag is fantastic. Happy Belated WOYWW. Stay safe and I hope you have a nice week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#7)

  10. Great job on the bag. It looks lovely. I’m with you on the metrication, it’s just a nonsense isn’t it. Metric is so much more accurate and easier to calculate with. It’ll never change though. Even in our Joinery industry we order linear metres of imperial widths and metric tonnes. Ridiculous! Ooh you’ve set me off! Another overcast day today too, am already missing the sun!

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