The sun’s out- just look at how pretty the garden’s looking after months of greyness and gloom! Tomorrow, when I’m spruced up and have done my hair, I need to do the photo shoot for the SWAP entry [which will mean trying to prise the missus away from motorcycle racing on the telly, oh dear]. … Continue reading Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview
Batch 1 finished and paid for, so I got me a little treat: aren’t they gorgeous? And Hush Puppies too, so they’re really comfortable. Gawd I’m getting old, that was never an issue with shoes until recently! I also went rummaging in stash and found the fabric that I have in mind for my Steampunk … Continue reading Still marking time…
[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!
Here we go, as promised last night, pics and info on the 2 gray tops. Vogue 1440, Donna Karan shirt. Fabric- dark grey stretch poplin, from Tia Knight several years ago. I used this before for a shirt for the missus, another Vogue Donna Karan as it happens, the same on I made up in … Continue reading What a Gray Day!
Hurrah! The worst of the marking is over, and time for sewing hath returned! I still have one unit to mark, but plenty of time to do it, so the pressure is off. I had a bit of TOIL stacked up at work. and booked today off, intending to try to join my lovely wife … Continue reading Parrot fashion
I’m making decent enough progress on the marking to intersperse it with some baking, and the occasional squinty-eyed foray into the garden sunshine. It’s not all good though. Remember the last post about all the cakey-baking? I knocked out 4 chocolate cakes last night, all good. Today’s kitchen excursion was to make 2 or 3 … Continue reading That sinking feeling
Yay! I allow myself a teeny splurge most pay days [yeah right] and my latest goodies just arrived. Blue/black leopard print, stretch heavy cotton. This NEEDS to be a pair of Style Arc Flat-Bottom Flo trousers. The wife also fancies snagging any remnants as contrast inserts on something for her… Pale blue heavy cotton twill, … Continue reading And sew on
First up- the let’s-see-if-this-works asymmetrical top. I bought this [now OOP] pattern for the wife a few years ago, thinking it might be a cool top to wear when she’s performing, leaving either guitar hand free as desired [you just turn the thing front to back, both pieces are identical]. I made it up, she … Continue reading Simply Red #1- red or dead?
I’ve been up and down the garden taking some pics of the flower display so far. Most of the stuff that’s blooming right now is pink or blue, which all looks very cheerful. I’m very drawn to my little ‘oriental’corner, where a deep pink azalea, deep red acer and pink/purple magnolia are doing their do. … Continue reading Colour inspiration
The wife’s gone off to London to do some family stuff. I couldn’t go because I had a tuition appointment this morning. I’ve done three loads of washing, played stupid games on FB a lot…and some slightly more interesting stuff. First, I got busy with the cake. I made up a whole LOAD of butter … Continue reading More zebras and some cake progress