Friday, August 3, 2012

Bags and pineapples!


Just now I'm working on a custom order of calico bags!

So I'm trying to turn this roll of fabric, into 78 of these bags.... 


It's easy sewing, but a lot of the same.

Cutting them out was a good workout!!  A couple of hours of low squats! (I have my cutting mat on the floor).
Then yesterday I started sewing..

But all this plain fabric needs a colourful break now and then - so I take a stroll through the garden every now and then to stretch and rest my eyes.
 Just look what I found growing....



We keep all our fresh pineapple tops from the local market - and plant them our garden.  They take no looking after - and after a couple of years produce nice juicy pineapples!  
We have a lot of these pineapple plants all around our house!
This year I've found 9 fruiting plants!! Yippee!!
They're small just now - but in a few months time should grow nice and big!

AND I also found a giant Granadilla (like a big passionfruit)!

Yum!!  
I do love living in the tropics!

But I must get back to those bags.......

What do you do to take a break from your sewing or crafting?

2 comments:

  1. Gardening in the tropics has some definite advantages. I'd love to be able to grow pineapples!!!

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  2. These pineapples look like they will turn out amazing!
    As for what I do when i have a break from sewing, I also have a good walk-about to stretch the legs out, but I also find that listening to music while I sew makes the time flow nicely by:)

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