It's been lovely reading about what bags you are all cooking up, or are going to cook. There's something very cosy about knowing that there are lots of us out there all making bags at the same time :) Have you told us what bag/s you are making yet? You might win this summer bag if you do; you have until July 10th!
One of the things I love about sewing bags...and love about craft in general is that it's sooo relaxing (provided your sewing machine works, you have enough thread and fabric, and you've managed to wangle a couple of hours ME time). Whilst your nimble fingers weave their magic to create something pretty, your mind can wander and think nice thoughts, or you listen to some music...ah bliss!
I like listening to most kinds of music with the exception of death metal, and avant garde jazz... I love listening to thumping dance music at the prepping stage (pattern design, and fabric cutting) of making a bag, it's nice to listen to a bit of Madeleine Peroux, or Nina Simone, during bag construction, and lately I've been enjoying some 80's reworking by Nouvelle Vague to listen to when I am on the bag making home straight.
Sometimes though, it's really nice to learn something or have a giggle whilst you are sewing . I thought I would share with you some good radio shows (courtesy of BBC Radio) that I've enjoyed lately (isn't the internet just ace?
Click on the links below and then click on the words 'Listen to the latest edition' or 'Listen to this programme in full' or look to the right for previous shows, and enjoy!):
- Down the Line - a VERY funny political satire on the PM changeover
- The Food Programme - an interesting (and relaxing) look at our favourite brew; Tea.
- Mary Portas - Queen of Shops - Very interesting look at the fashion retail business and how fashion shops encourage us to buy more.
- Woman's Hour - this very informative and intelligent show touches upon loads of different topics from family to politics, and food to science - absolutely brilliant show.
- Woman's Hour Drama - a good play every week in 5 episodes spread over a week.
- Regional Cakes - A show about lemon cake...yummy!
- I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - A very amusing (and sweet) panel game based on word play.
- Ross Noble Goes Global - This well loved British comedian goes globe trotting - funny and informative.
- Chinese in Britain - For obvious reasons!
- A-Z listings of Radio 4 shows - the listings of the Radio 4 station which specializes in documentaries, comment, and comedy, rather than music.
- Pete Tong - Dance music to make you work faster and boogie with scissors in hand!
I hope you like them, what do you like to listen to when you're crafting away?