It's such a little thing to have made, but I really like it! Original inspiration came from bend-the-rules-sewing, but I adapted the pattern, ditched the ribbon and the ties and made it double-sided with interfacing in between. It took hardly any time. I'm sure I'll make a few more for myself and to give away. I thought about making matching headbands to go with the toiletries bags, to assist the face-washing!
I only listen to the radio when I'm driving or ironing (digitally). And yesterday I was listening to The Book Cafe, a weekly Radio Scotland programme, and the whole 45 minutes was about Alasdair Gray, one of my favourite writers. He's a Glaswegian writer and illustrator, born in 1934. The first book of his I read was Poor Things, set in late-Victorian Glasgow and a mutation on the Frankenstein story (from what I remember, it was years ago I read it). But I also loved Something Leather and his short stories. I was lucky enough to see him at the Edinburgh Book Festival a few years ago. At that time he was just about to take up post as Creative Writing Professor at the University of Glasgow, and I was so sorry that I'd just completed my own MA Creative Writing at University of East Anglia (though it was great) as it would have been amazing to study under Gray.
A Second pair of Butterick B5895
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