I’m all excited! I finally got the chance to justify making this little beauty, a pattern which I indulged in ages ago on a whim, and just take out from time to time for stroking purposes… A friend has hinted that he’s planning a costume party,and that he wants to make it ‘sort of Victorian’ … Continue reading Steamed up
What’s going on? I know how to use a tape measure FFS, I know what size I run to for various pattern companies [more or less], and I know how to sew the right size seams… I have posts already drafted out re the Katy & Laney tap shorts and the StyleArc Mindi skirt. They’ll … Continue reading Feeling cursed!
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