Saturday, 7 April 2012

Been a long time

Hello friends,

Happy Easter !

Well, it has been some time since I last wrote on my blog - but I find I have no free time around the time that I have an assignment to submit (I am doing a Science Open University Degree). I have just submitted my first assignment of the year, only 6 more to go ! Boo !

I always find that I am more of a sometime seamstress from March until October as I am always so busy with studying, I shall be pleased to finish my degree for sure ! I have also been taking advantage of the slightly sunnier weather to get my garden all ready for sitting in as once the clocks have gone forward I like to be outside as much as possible, and I have managed to catch quite the tan !

I had a project all lined up for this bank holiday weekend, Simplicity 2451, a lovely skirt of which I have seen many lovely versions sewn up on the blogisphere, but when my pattern arrived on Thursday I saw that I had ordered the wrong size ! DOH !!

I am trying to branch out from Frankenstein skirts and wanted to make a dress this weekend, but the bodice muslin looks awful, so I think I may have to rethink my next project.

I have been making though... and will share with you a little later. I have also been busy making home made bias tape (without a bias tape maker - it's easy using an ironing board and a pin !) and have made and dismantled a second Sencha (after I played around with the neckline until I actually HATED it !). So although I have been quiet, I have been busy !

So, I will share with you a little later today some recent makes, and I also want to wish my blog a happy belated first birthday !!  YAY - so call back a little later and I will have a little give away for you  :-)

I have been keeping up with all of your blogs, my word you have been a bunch of busy bees ! You lot keep me sane when it seems I have no time to do anything artistic, and so for that I want to thank you !

Happy Saturday people,

K xxx


  1. Have a good weekend! It can be so hard to find the time to sew! Or, if you're like me, you finally find the time to sew, and then you struggle all day with fit issues. :( I'm a pretty slow sewist, so I feel like I never have much to show for all my hours of hard work.

    1. I think fitting issues are one of the main reason I have made so many skirt of late. I have managed to get the pattern to fit perfectly, and am now frightened of sewing up anything else ! I have a couple more skirts to make, and then I am going to make a dress for sure and spend lots of time carefully fitting the bodice. But muslins are so boring to make waaaaa !I like to see pretty fabric under my needle, not boring old BLAH. Like you say, it does kinda feel that there is nothing to show after hours upon hours of fitting, but I reckon all that hard work must pay back dividends ! Its a shame we dont all live closer and then we could all help one another with fitting :-) xx

  2. First off, Happy Blogiversary! I'm looking forward to seeing the things you've been working on, and I'm envious of your tan!

    1. Ha ! The tan is almost faded - it was gorgeous here and then as soon as we get some days off for Easter it p1ssed down with rain. Fabulous sewing weather ! I managed to get 2 items done and dusted - and I see you did too ! I have been well jell of your productivity of late lady. V impressed ! LOVE the new Ginger especially, such a pretty colour. xx

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    1. Thank you ! I was pleased to see some rumblings from your corner - are you back ? :-) Please sew up some stuff and share with me ! xx