That was one of the most ‘orrible bits of sewing I’ve ever had to do. Absolutely disgusting. But it’s done, complete with new pocket bag thingy for the remotes. I HOPE YOU’RE GRATEFUL OLD PEOPLE!!! It seems rather more ‘groiny’ than before, and I don’t care. Maybe they won’t notice. He has a silk cushion, … Continue reading Narsty thing complete.
Wednesday was my dad’s 78th birthday. He is not a sociable type, but does enjoy coming for a meal at our house- he doesn’t do ‘public’ eating, so restaurants are a no-go area. As long as we make sufficient effort to persuade him, he happily agrees and makes his choice of menu. This time it … Continue reading The Narsty Thing ate my new jeans
Despite the fact that I was somewhat worn out and headache-y today, it was a good ‘un. I like Fridays, as I teach A level groups all day, and I have a particularly great batch of students this year. Now obviously, I’m not going into any details about them, other than to say that one … Continue reading Ignorance and Bliss
My fabrics have been sorted and matched to their patterns, and I’m ready to start wielding those amazing Ernest Wright scissors again. (Oooh the lovely crunch of new fabric as I cut…) I’m being obedient and following your advice oh mighty ones, and it will be the rainbow zebras that go under the knife first. I’ll be … Continue reading Selfish Sewing and a Narsty Thing…
I teach. I went into teaching aged 35, so not a wide-eyed innocent by any means. I already had kids of my own, in fact the youngest was already 9 at this stage , the eldest was 13. I fixed many a stroppy youth with a steely eye and pointed out that my son was … Continue reading Lessons and life
I’ve come to the end of the sewing that simply had to be done. I’ve found this year that it’s really fun to do a (sort of)SWAP, as my normal random approach doesn’t always provide me with a wardrobe that really works for me. I tagged it the SOIL approach: Sewing On Impulse = Liability! … Continue reading Prospective sewing #1: All for me mwahahahahahaha!
And we’re making progress folks, those DK leggings and shirts have got her twitching for the great wardrobe transformation at last… In the dedicated wife-stash: The punky, Westwood inspired collection. We have a beautiful length of fine wool suiting, Black Watch tartan smallish piece of snakeskin print chiffon [this surprised me when she chose it, … Continue reading Prospective sewing #2: For the missus
Next up- three shirts. When not feeling punky or doing the garden, OH likes to look very tailored and sharp. HRT has made her boobs grow, so only one or two of her shirts will now fasten. I nagged until she sat still and matched fabrics to shirt patterns. She chose these: #1 An unidentified … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #2 tops
I’ve been sewing up a storm lately (as in, the last three years), and almost all of it for me. Bad Fairy. I’m always buying fabric for my wife, sometimes letting her have a say, more often using my superior age and wisdom [ha!] This has resulted in a pretty large subsection of stash devoted … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #1 bottoms
I was just reading this article on Feistybook. It’s all about new clothing ranges for kids designed to blast through the boundaries of boy/girl clothing. I remember first seeing the signs back in 1986 when my youngest girl was born. Absolutely everything for girls in the local kids’ wear shop was pink. I hate pink. Always … Continue reading ‘Forget princess, call me president’