Hello guys! I hope your still out there? As I look back at the date of my last post and realise it’s a week short of a year since I last posted anything. 🤔
What a year it has been!
I’ll start from where I left off.
So my nephew was born in September, I celebrated by sewing a cute little onsie with some gorgeous stripe cotton I got from the delightful cocowawa. So many new technical challenges with this but I did it start to finish in a morning. I even used my new ‘poppers’ tool.
Yep you guessed it my ‘to make’ list has gone from dresses and blankets to wedding related crafts and what a list that has become!!
Also this year I have changed jobs and moved house all in the same month so it’s been a little chaotic around here but my new job is less hours which can only mean more time for craft right?! I treated myself and popped to Ikea to get a little sewing desk and some storage boxes and voila I now have a sewing ‘area’. I’m so happy with it, its not to big but still enough space to leave a project out which has made finishing things alot easier. I would love a dress form but I have been told no for now (One step at a time 😂).
I have a few projects on the go at the moment, this crochet blanket is taking priority as I need to finish it by September for a special someone’s 60th birthday. I’m making some bunting for the wedding, I’ve got a slight obsession about, it’s so quick and easy! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make some. I also have some essential in the table but I won’t show you those untill after the wedding which by the way is in April! 8 months and counting.
Oh I did have a brief sewing holiday and made a lovely maxi dress that I just need to hem. I copied one of my vest tops, made tons of mistakes, one of which head not leaving seam allowance when I cut it out and I couldn’t inserts and how my top would fit but I couldn’t get this dress on, tea and a wedge of ‘frustration’ cake I had the light bulb moment and set to work to put it right. I ended up making 2 strip panels and just added them in from the armpit. I made my own bias (oh la la) and pur it around the back and sleves, it’s amazing how professional it wan make it look.