Blue Skies and Sunshine


The weather here at Bag Making HQ has not been kind for the last few months. Relentless, incessant rain probably best describes what it has been like.  With the odd storm thrown in.  Met Eireann have started naming the storms, and this Winter we’re already up to Storm Imogen (which was very damaging indeed). That’s 9 storms and a HUGE amount of rain.

But for the last 3 days it has been cold, clear and we’ve had blue skies. This morning I looked out to see the moon setting over the Atlantic.

Moon setting over the Atlantic
Moon setting over the Atlantic
Moon Set
Moon Set

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, I try to have a morning walk before settling down behind the sewing machine.  Today was perfect – crisp, frosty air and bright sunshine.


The birdsong was really loud, with Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits keeping me company as I walked Daisy up the hill.


As I was walking back to Bag Making HQ, looking South I could see right down to County Kerry, and make out Carrantuohill, the Kerry Mountains and Mt Brandon, as well as down to Loop Head.  I tried to photograph it, but I don’t think this photo does much justice to the view.

Kerry mountains in the distance
Kerry mountains

I have been working too, honestly! I’ve been working on a few special orders for the first half of this week.  I was asked to make a baby changing mat to go with a zip top tote, as a present for a new mother. Here’s the result

Baby changing mat in Old Map
Baby changing mat

It has slip pockets on one side and a zip pocket on the other, both of which fold inside the mat which closes with a magnetic snap.  Handy for when you’re out and about.

Small Messenger Bag in Large Blue Flower fabric
Small Messenger Bag
Zip Top Tote in Grey Dandelion - special order
Zip Top Tote in Grey Dandelion

These were my two other special orders. A Small Messenger bag in Large Blue Flower fabric, and a zip top tote in Grey Dandelion.  Both will be heading to their new homes shortly. Don’t forget that I have an online shop on this web site.  I posted off an order to the States earlier this week – I can ship worldwide. And I’ll be back in Chapel Lane Market in Ennis on Saturday.  We’re open 10-2 this Saturday, so make sure to come early!


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