Here I am! I've been a tad quiet on the blog front because I've been back at work and, as always, when I've had a couple of weeks away from school, I feel like I've been run over by a truck pretty much as soon as I go back. Plus I've taken on two more after-school students which makes 4 in all and well, it's all been a bit hectic.
Anyway, have I been coming home from work and slumping in front of the telly in order to recover from the trials of the day? No, I have not! Not only have I been gardening (lots of seedling activity a-happening at the mo, including many chicken-abandoned sunflower seeds that have self-seeded and are coming up on the lawn - that'll be interesting when I want to put the washing out and have to beat my way through a mass of sunflowers first!) but I have been sewing!
I made this...
...and yesterday I started making a tunic and today I finished it!! Ta-dah!!!
I am especially pleased with the tunic, hence three photos in my best super-modelling mode. It cost under £20 to make in a lovely cotton lawn and I am going to make another in a thicker fabric for Winter. (Sssshhh...do NOT mention Winter. Okay...)
Flora Bijou Mybug has not helped in the sewing process. She has discovered it is quite fun to jump on patterns when I am trying to cut them out, and fun also to try and chomp on the thread as it whizzes along the top of the sewing machine. She and I have exchanged MANY words this week, mostly 'Stop that NOW, Flossie!' and 'Meeeoooooow!!!! Prrrrpppp!!' She has also,on occasion, offered herself up as a pin-cushion. Not her best idea.
I have almost finished another cushion...
...I just need to set about it with the upholstery needle to 'pumpkin' it up. And attach the buttons. I've put less stuffing in this one. The blue one was very heavily stuffed and the upholstery needle was not kind to my delicate girly fingers (ha!) as those who have experienced these weapons of torture will testify.
I am now itching (not literally...good grief!) to get started on my next project. I am loving this sewing malarkey!!