Three out of five A level units marked, money arriving in the bank…well what do you expect me to do? IN my marking breaks, I’ve been doing some retail therapy, and some parcels arrived this morning. I thought I’d let you know I’m not dead, and show you the goodies. And the garden. Just so you know I’m around, and will be back in the sewing room in about a week.
Take a peek.
I saw the wonderful elephant jersey on eBay some weeks ago, but had no cash…by the time he cash arrived, no more fabric, and no re-stock on the horizon. Bugger. By then, I was getting a bit twitchy. I NEEDED this fabric. You know how it goes. I found a remnant, big enough for..I have no idea, but something, on Kailuna fabrics. A 1.4m remnant, not cheap at £18.90, but needs must.
Then I saw the gorgeous koi carp jersey, kept going back to it even though it assuredly is NOT my colour, and it fell into the basket. It’s a beautiful quality, and extra wide…but I didn’t notice that the crafty buggers sell by the half metre. I HATE THAT! So I have a rather narrow, very long strip [the stretch runs up and down, not across. I spy piecing on the horizon.
The wild animal print is another pricey foible, Alexander Henry cotton, and it’s been on my watch list for months. Pricey you see… Ah well. The print is amazing, and I think I feel the need for another Vogue 1410. This is probably my most-mad, most-worn make of recent years. I have four, two of them starting to look a little worn through much washing! I think this would be amazing, do you?
Other recent buys have been bits and bobs of habby, some of it for my friend’s wedding outfit, which is staring reproachfully at me following a successful second fitting. Vintage petersham, very useful for waistbands, and millinery, and some buckram for a couple of little hats I have in mind. I also snagged a couple of lovely Alice in Wonderland panels, probably for a bag to use when steampunking.
I’ve been slaving at my PC since the start of June, marking away, and I’m very grateful that I have been able to leave the door open, protected by a fly screen, so I can appreciate the garden, and enjoy the scent of jasmine wafting in. Here’s my view:
A little walk outside this morning showed me all these lovelies too. This makes us smile, because we walked down the ‘aisle’ to the tune of ‘Night of My Nights’ from Kismet. The wonderfully overblown lyrics include
Obligatory photo bomb from Vita…
The view IN through the window
And Dawn’s latest shed-build.
Right, back to the grindstone. More parcels might arrive…yes, I did say ‘more’. Oh dear.