AAArrrrggghhh!

I was so determined to finish this bloody silk bodice today.  It’s been sitting there, part done, for so ruddy long, making me feel guilty.  I just spent the best part of an hour carefully clipping, trimming and pressing all the ruddy princess seams in the silk, and in the coutil lining.  I’m all hot … Continue reading AAArrrrggghhh!

“…the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline.”

Well actually, I can’t.  My flounce-ability  is defunct.  My poor treasured ruffler is, like Monty Python’s parrot, no more. My much anticipated sewing marathon started yesterday morning, relatively bright and early.  I’ve had plenty of time to prioritise and make lists, so job one was to be ruffling several yards of pre-hemmed trim, to make … Continue reading “…the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline.”

Bee-Gone!

Marking, work, marking, work…blah blah.  I’ve genuinely been too busy to stop and watch TV [except for the finale of GoT, OMG I nearly blew up like wildfire!] And on the subject of Game of Thrones, THIS DRESS!  THOSE SHOULDER PIECES!  Oooh I’ve got some stuff swirling in my fevered little brain right now, I … Continue reading Bee-Gone!

Mebbe, mebbe not…

…or possibly just ‘Meh.  Bee.’ Dull dull dull dull dull.  Did I say dull?  Why do the ruddy judges feel the need to dramatics their discussion/commentary?  I mean, blimey, it’s SEWING.  Everyone watching knows it’s sewing, and sewing is not EXCITING no matter how much you enjoy it.  Agitating, yes, but exciting?  Every bloody week, … Continue reading Mebbe, mebbe not…

Busy busy busy

While the pressure at work is off now, and most of the students have finished, or almost finished all their exams/asssignments, I come home to the much greater pressure of exam marking deadlines.  So I’m drumming my fingers impatiently at work until I can escape to get back to the productive part of the day… … Continue reading Busy busy busy

Ars Longa…

CoBloWriMo Day 14: “Write about your favourite museum, museum collection, or museum object.” A no-brainer this, but I have 2, not 1. Firstly, my local one:  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.  As a kid, there was nothing much to do other than go to the galleries at the weekend.  Free, dry, and [to me] very … Continue reading Ars Longa…

Accessory after the fact…

CoBloWriMo Day 9:”Write about your favourite accessory or prop.” I’m out of sequence here, but I don’t care- lol Two favourites, the parasol that I found on eBay, and restored, using silk remnants from my lovely wife’s wedding dress and the original metallic lace, and my pith helmet from Amazon. I did several posts about … Continue reading Accessory after the fact…