I’m a bit shocked that it’s been a month since I last posted, that’s how quickly time has been flying by for me lately!
Work and life occasionally just become ridiculous and something has to give. I won’t bore you with details, this is a sewing blog after all but the good news is that last week I had a holiday and I am feeling super refreshed and now I feel like I am finally on top of all things so watch out world!
So, in brief, here is what I got up to these last few weeks:
I bought this sewing machine:
I also bought this one:
My newest cross stitch project is becoming recognisable:
I worked on a vintage blouse as a combined WSBN Teal Deal/TMS Vintage Pattern project and sort of failed – Time was not on my side and also I think it will be too big but I have promised to salvage it for a second group photo shoot in November with the two other girls that missed out:
Completed night classes in NZSL 1a and enrolled in 1b – starting Oct 16th:
Got serious with planning our kitchen renovation:
Realised I had too many unfinished projects lying around so finally finished Lady Grey and then pulled out my finished Lolita Patterns Sugarplum. I made the Sugar Plum for Indie Patterns Month as a pattern tester but have only just now gotten the go ahead to show photos on my blog…so now I need to take some photos!
I flew up to Auckland for a work conference:
Then I went on a holiday:
I walked up a volcano!:
Finished Vogue 1250 – need to take some photos.
Worked hard to try to finish Rainbow Swallows Shirt Dress – it just needs hemming – and again, photos – the story of my sewing-life right now!
Bought some patterns – these are not all for me!:
Then I bought some fabric – this is ALL for me!:
Hunted through my patterns for pretty dresses for Frock-tober – Harri “helped”:
Paired some fabric with patterns and then pre washed the fabric, this caused it to rain, but I got it all dry eventually:
Then I traced all these patterns, I want to make ALL OF THEM!:
Camouflage Harri supervised the tracing process – it was hard work, many naps were taken:
Then she decided that my paper bin needed emptying…otherwise how else would she fit inside?:
Harri and I agreed that as a reward for all my hard work I should cut out a dress – I chose Papercut’s La Sylphide in tiny super cute owls:
Thn I remembered that I also have this dress still waiting to be sewn up – all cut out in a beautiful silk/linen blend, oops:
And finally, last weekend, because I was not in the mood for photos and daylight savings has got me dreaming about summer, I began to plan Vege Garden v2.0:
Then I helped hack down some trees that were too close to our retaining walls. We will re-pave the lower area, a garden shed and glass house will appear sometime in the future:
I think after my new vege beds are in I will begin to investigate the possibility of having some chickens, I think I’d quite like some chickens
And that’s about it! Phew, regular service should resume shortly, happy sewing!