So, this morning’s exam related fuckery: we went along to the exam hall, carrying our box of 90+ highlighters, and proceeded to rip them open and putone on each desk. Snitty invigilator [complete stranger, and one of FOUR] stomps up and asks what we’re doing. ‘putting pens on the desks’ quoth I. ‘They can’t have … Continue reading Another exam related rant…
Me today…and for a couple of weeks to come, I suspect. Yep, A level marking season is upon me, and I’m doing 2 units concurrently, so my eyes are already starting to swivel and plunge in their sockets. I’ve also had to spend the day at work chasing up on stupid admin errors/omissions/general fuck ups. … Continue reading Mark Staring Mad!
Blimey. Well that was an interesting sew. I knew it was going to be very technical, so for once I was a good Fairy and put tailor tacks on all the dots and squares. MILLIONS of them. I stay stitched as instricted, basted even more than instructed, and so on and so forth. Partway through … Continue reading Me-oh-Miyake
I’ve made a start on this, and I’m already irritated. The main piece is a huge rectangle, going from back hem to front hem. You start by stay stitching round a dirty great slash, then making ridiculously narrow binding to go all round it. Why so narrow? No idea. The contiouous strip is only an … Continue reading Issey or issey not?
Look what I found in Googleland- Remind you of anything? Of course, the more mature model is FAR more attractive. Ahem. Continue reading Well I never!
I intended to do a lot of sewing today, then realised I had to hit a marking deadline- I mark A level papers every year, and as it’s now all online, I have to do some online ‘familiarisation’ marking first. It takes ages. So I didn’t actually start my sewing until 5 o’clock. But, this … Continue reading Fancypants?
I’ve just had a cutting out marathon. I love cutting fabric, especially with my uber shears, and having a whole heap waiting to start sewing makes me very happy indeed! This is what I produced: Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill. Two … Continue reading Cutting remarks