I’ve finally had a letter saying the redundancy threat is lifted. It arrived before we went on our day out on Saturday, so I delayed opening it in case it spoiled the day…phew! We had a lovely, sunshiney, blue skies day out at Goodrich castle and Symonds Yat. Cream tea, pub lunch, a stroll by … Continue reading At Last!
[Warning- waffly reminiscence post coming up!] For a few years, back in the 90s when my kids were small, I made costumes for a local amateur opera company. I’d always been interested in historical costumes, loving the covers of my mum’s extensive paperback collection! In 1970. I watched ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ with … Continue reading Acting out?
Well they did it again, the little buggers! Another email bulletin, and a ruddy money off voucher. Xmas in July indeed! More printing, cutting and glueing ahead… The latest indulgences, soon to hit the cutting table: Mara shirt dress Lani tunic Both for me. I think the Lani will be great for using some of … Continue reading StyleArc! Enough with the temptation now!
Mojo be damned- this afternoon, sickened by constant rain and the prospect of me going back to work [maybe] without enjoying any days at all, we hopped in the car and headed off to Stouprport-on-Severn. This is a sweet little town not too far from us. I’ve actually never been there before, but the missus … Continue reading Severn of nine
I got a good chunk of mojo back yesterday, possibly because I finally got round to going to a new optician, [New Lenses on the way], and had one of my worries laid to rest. For a few months, I’ve suffered from occasional loss of central vision, which is very alarming. I get twitchy, juddery … Continue reading NL
[to the tune of ‘grandma, we love you’] Sorry for that trauma! Here we have the results of a couple of low-stress hours at the machines: Style Arc ‘Ann’ T-top and ‘Flat-bottom Flo’ trousers. The top is pretty plain and simple, bar a bit of elastic at each side front to provide a nice bit … Continue reading Style Arc, I love you!
That was me over the last couple of days, choppy choppy, hacky hacky! Then HOURS today of pressy pressy, fusey fusey, bastey bastey. I then had a brain burp and decided that I wanted contrast facing finishes in EVERYTHING. So lots of bias cutting. The results? A mega-heap of sewing waiting for a couple of … Continue reading Cutting a Swathe
That poor shirt- it’s been worn twice and washed about 5 times now, including three spot treatments and a soak. Finally, all my mess has been removed, and it’s sparkling white again. Bearing in mind that I only got a bit of sauce on the front from my chicken wrap, the mess has been out … Continue reading Polly-un-splat-urated!
Status report on my lovely, only worn twice parrot shirt- I think it’s dead! I’m a total slob and got tomato/lobster sauce on the cuff when we went for a meal, and the wife persevered and got it out. SO I wore it again, and got food on the front. This time ,I decided to … Continue reading Polly Gone
Phew! That was a mammoth cutty-sticky-gluey-tapey session. In true Fairy fashion, I’ve put together not one, but FIVE PDF patterns. To whit: Style Arc Mindie, Etta, and Ann Katy and Laney tap shorts A Verb for Keeping Warm, Nell shirt All went together fine, apart from one panel of the Nell pattern, which didn’t line … Continue reading Wishy Washy