There are so many things I have been wanting to write about but I have been a Christmas misery this year. For the first time in my life I had to work Christmas day. I LOVE Christmas. But this year the run up to it just kept on reminding me that I would spend the … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I have been in hibernation mode. I have been making things but mostly gifts and this usually leads to bad pictures taken in haste before I bundle them into the post to arrive for a deadline. My Japanese baby blanket being a case in point. I would love to show you a little Idris inside … Continue reading Big Green!
The 'T' dress is complete. I even got some photos about a month ago when it was still warm enough to stand outside in a cotton frock but this was before I'd managed to turn the hem so I didn't feel I could legitimately write a finished object post. I truly finished it the day … Continue reading Ta Dah! ‘T’ Dress
The clocks have skipped back over to Greenwich Mean Time. This weekend, before the nights began closing in in earnest and after a night of hammering rain, the clearest calmest last evening of sunshine impelled me and The Boy to get out to watch the light on the sea. I haven't been very eager to get … Continue reading Autumn Days
I have been making progress on my Japanese sewing adventures. Mainly thanks to the (now nearly blunt) unpicker which came with my sewing machine which (rather pointedly!) has 'JAPAN TECHNIX' stamped into its shaft. It has been a learning experience. But now clipping and flipping is in my neckline toolkit. It's probably a lot easier … Continue reading The amazing deconstructing reconstructing ‘T’ Dress!
I've been on a bit of a purple kick. I don't know whether I mentioned the colour of my wonderful new internet box but comPURPLEtron is not the only purple presence in my life at the moment. I have these colour affections which phase in and out of my life. Recently it was that shade … Continue reading Purple Craze!
I have a very different relationship with sewing to the one I have with knitting. I've written before about the soothing calming experience of slow knitting under a toasty warm jumper as it grows. Sewing is in contrast, well, painful! Knitting I just sort of gel with. Mistakes are undone and reworked with minimal grief … Continue reading Ouch! Painful Japanese sewing adventures.