I have lost count of the number of times I've planned to write a post over the last couple of weeks - the longer it's gone on the harder it is to get started.
What can I tell you? I'm pants - I mean proper pants, not the kind of underwear your mother thought it was acceptable for you to get run over in (I never did understand that argument to be honest - and I've been run over in real life). No, I mean sensible, keeping everything warm, no VPL, proper big pants.
I would like to assure you I'll do better in the future - but I wouldn't hold your breath! Life is tricksy. And my beloved non-working days are not happening - sadly the organisation I work for is in a real place of uncertainty and it's all hands on deck. What will be will be I guess.
Anyway, shall I actually tell you something sewing related? Yep, OK then ...
One of the reasons I haven't had time to blog is because I have a new machine, I am in love. Want to see her? ...
|So I bought a Janome in the end - the TXL 607|
I know I'm really lucky to have it. And she's a joy to work on, I put the buttonholes on my new skirt in minutes - bliss. P says it's much quieter - partly the machine itself but mostly because it actually works and I've stopped swearing!
I've been trying all the stitches and having a good old play. I haven't made much yet but I'm familiarising myself with her. Oh, and thanks to Sue I've a bit more confidence with my overlocker too and I've been using that lots - mostly doing exciting stuff like cutting and neatening the bottom of P's golf trousers before I hem them properly - small steps!
I have even done some actual sewing - and I will blog about it properly (I promise, I promise) but I will just show you this one bag ... a commission from my nephew and niece (aged 6 and 2) for my sister-in-law's birthday today.
|F is very into bird watching. He bought his Daddy (my brother) a bird feeder|
for his birthday in April because apparently 'he really wants one' - seriously!
This fabric (from my stash - result!) was perfect.
|My new machine does a little bit of writing - this is the|
exact wording F asked for. And the heart shaped button is because
they love their Mammy.
|A zipped pocket was essential because Mammy's carry|
I'll be back!
Update - Complete fail on my part, the tutorial I based the bag on is this brilliant one from Very Purple Person - terribly remiss of me not to mention it straight away.