Our dear friends Ems' birthday was approaching, a fact I must have shared with Mr R, and surprisingly he insisted that what Ems would really like is a carpark wash kit. (Surprising as he doesn't generally get so involved in present buying). I think I looked a little bewildered - I had an image of an uninspiring Tesco supermarket carpark and was rather baffled as to why Ems, or anyone, may feel the need to make use of a wash kit there. Mr R explained, and once I got the idea of a pretty National Trust carpark and a wash kit kept in the boot for freshening up after a surf, or a run, or a strenuous walk I agreed that this was indeed the present for Ems.
Mr R than looked through the piles of fabric (also unheard of) for something suitable. I suggested a duck cloth for a hard wearing and water resistant outer, and once we had agreed on that he then selected a tropical-surf-like fabric to prettify the inside. Actually the fabric came back with me from Thialand and has since travelled with us to Norwich, then Peterborough, then back to Brighton, then on to Newbury and finally to Suffolk, as part of an ever increasing pile. Since being in Suffolk I have used some of it to make a wrap skirt, and now this. I do love using fabric from the pile! A bit of bias binding, a clip and some elastic later, and we had a wash kit fit to grace any carpark
And here is the blanket... loving doing it, and the colours make me cheery but it would appear that our weekends are just too busy as I'm finding it tricky to dedicate any great amount of time to it!