I used this tutorial in the end: it's a pretty modern life because it gave instructions on the pouch with lining, whereas the other didn't. Apart from that they were almost identical. It was an easy make too
Also, just so that you are under no illusions that the life of a carnival queens mum is non stop glamour (ha ha) :
the girls got a 2nd for the float. Amazingly there were 9 other carnival courts there and a huge procession: and even more amazingly, a large crowd, who made everything worthwhile. The girls managed to stay dry, although chilly. I, on the other hand, got to walk at the side and was drenched. My feet were slopping around in my wet shoes, my rain coat has ceased to be waterproof and I was wearing a wet sweatshirt and t-shirt and jeans. Not good!
Beccy and I promised ourselves a lazy day today to recuperate: she had been very good at it, only getting out of bed at about 11am to put some chips in the oven!!!
I did manage to lie in bed and read yesterdays newspaper and this caught my eye
it is a wall hanging that has been stitched together by a dozen prisons across Britain, with the help of the charity Fine Cell Work. Some 10% of all inmates in british prisons were once in the military. A small group in Wandsworth prison, led by a military veteran started this. The wall hanging was recently auctioned, raising £2667 for help for heroes.
I saw some work done by this charity at the quilt exhibition in the V&A last year. It was amazing quality. The article ( in the Saturday Times) was a really interesting read.