I am thinking of booking in on Fri 23rd March (the second date) (cos it would make a lovely birthday present for myself hehehe) and am already scouring the net for ideas and pointers and alterations that may work for me.
I love the idea of having someone to ask a million questions over as I nervously cut, pin and sew (and unpick) - are you one of those people too?....If you can do it with one eye closed, while playing the harmonica, don't put your hand up!!!!
I really do want to learn how to make clothes....I'm such a naffy when it comes to sewing 3 dimensional things....can't barely picture how a piece of pattern becomes a thing that wraps around my (ample) torso...
Has anyone made one already? I am wanting to use a 2m piece of linen-y gauze type fabric, but pattern says 2.2m....can I get away with squeezing it in?
Treehouse Textiles....really lovely website and a really lovely concept for good sewing, good food and good tuition....I'm Excited!!!
(School Prom photo got a bit of a headchop - can't fix, so sorry - you'll just have to imagine the Big Hair and the Taffeta)
Out to dinner tonight - got myself a snazzy new dress (love it when it jumps out at you from the rack) and maybe some last minute shoe shopping - some cocktails and a groovy restaurant and then a quick holiday in NZ next week!!!!!
Some organic cotton swans - in my favourtite colour by Laurie Wishburn
Some really nice velveteen and voile - I can see an infinity scarf in their future (tissue box not included). The soft sherberty orange dosn't match the AMH fabric exactly, but I like them I do.
Some (very popular fabric so Spotty girl fabric cutter tells me) bike and dot fabric - suits DD2 down to the ground and she has nominated a slouchy bag like DD1 made - well, I will, just cos I love you
Some irresistible fabric - I just couldn't - I don't need them, I just Wanted Them!
A rather washed out self portrait of me and my new cowl knit
No not made by me (as if!)
but a pre-Christmas prize won by moi!
I had sent emails thanking Pretty Wit for picking my name out of a hat - random choice but still....letting them know that though it is Summer here (ie beach weather for sure!) I would be using it in due course (being Melbourne the fickle little minx she is) but Boy do I need it today! Rain, hail and a top of 19 degrees - In January!!!
It is so so soft and warm, but not too warm and a most beautiful wheat/caramel/toast colour - I saw a lady looking at it - I sure she wanted it! Ha! All mine (except when my children snipe it from my cupboard and wear it as a hat)
check out other Pretty Witty things here! and be just a little jealous of my new warm cowly neck? maybe not the wrinkles it hides though. You don't have to be jealous of that, just saying.
A cool splash is needed for this hot beginning to 2012 here in Melbourne.
A new look always inspires me to do a little dabbling with the ol' bloggo.
I didn't get terribly far hehehe!
I also haven't got very far with my Medallion Quilt borders
I'm still on No. 3 - Applique.
Need twice as many hexies as I had made.....
though my first 'proper' bit of sewing done for maybe 2 months - striped border and white border left me with an aching back and hamstrings, but boy did I enjoy the hum of my machine...sigh... (sorry...I say proper sewing, as if handsewing the hexies together is not....you choose!)
WIP's for 2012 - no resolutions to be made here EXCEPT sew WIPs and sew from stash!
Thats all I'm saying, peeps, no more!
2011 - Year of the Unfinished:
A little fixing of some bad looking quilting and a binding and then + and x quilt is done!
My Liberty stamps - slowly but surely
I have had this collection of DS's Country Fair for sooooo long - they are destined to become a picnic rug and I pull them out everynow and then, but, then they go back in their little hidy hole and get forgotten
This lives on my stair railing unquilted and unfinished - 2012 is your year buddy!!!
This needs so much doing to it - it's not funny - bad joins, batting, backing, borders?
A Don't Look Now/Sewjourn Retreat project - looking pretty....but that's about it.
Wow - this one really does live under my table, hidden away from prying eyes, but no more it cries!
Please fix up the frightfully awful hand-quilting job done on me and get me sorted!!!
Just another piccie of my (once) baby - just a little tweak here and there is needed...
Just a few pictures that I like - thought I would share.
Those little cockatiels are adorable and a childhood dream on a lid
Study is killing my sewing time at the moment - my back accident put me nearly a month behind schedule and I am a-slaving away to catch up...2 assignments done (but only with an extension and a pretty serious semi-melt down) and 2 to go....silent prayer that words get typed on page....