Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One week today - so excited!

I'm so very excited. This time next week I'll just be arriving home from my first pattern drafting course. I have everything I need!
Hopefully I find it really enjoyable and get a lot of knowledge out of it so I can really make sewing my own.

On a good note, our only pattern/sewing store finally sells Vogue patterns, I did a wee scream of glee! And then was disappointed when I found out they are not sourcing Butterick or McCalls. I really thought that having Vogue would mean all BMV! 

Bought Burda 3-11 the other day too, some great plus sized tee and long sleeved basic top, which I love for layering in winter, that will be my project over the next weekend. It's getting really chilly here, we had our first frost of the year, beautiful, but brrr!
This issue has wedding dresses in it. Well, I am shocked, they are hideous. 
You can see the line drawings of them on this page.

I'm slowly getting over the Glandular Fever (mono), every so often I start to feel a bit worn out and need to rest. Today I thought I'd lie down for a wee bit, and woke 3hours later, woops! 

A bit of a boring post, I wish I had some cool photo or something to add to this. But bring on next week when I start the course, there'll be photos of something I'm sure!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A bit of fun!

I am getting really excited about my drafting course starting in a couple of weeks. So I finally added the wee finishing touches to my folio I made, to keep all my rulers, pencils etc together.
The picture isn't that crash hot, but you get the idea.

I am loving this tarty girl on the front, it was a fab design from www.embroiderydesigns.com and she is so gorgeous I just couldn't resist. The text was part of the design too, she's actually holding a needle and sitting on a thimble, how fab!

inside there's a wee zipper pocket for pins, erasers etc, anything that can fall out. It looks a bit upside downish, and that's because it is really. I made a big muck up, did all the pockets beautifully, and then realised when I fold the folio closed, everything drops, woops. so I just restitched without moving the pockets (lazy as can be) but it works, and that's all that matters.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

2 days left to vote!

Voting is almost ready to close for the Lined Jacket contest.
Head over to Pattern Review and check out the incredible entries! We are a talented bunch over there, that's for sure!!

Pattern Review Lined Jacket Contest Gallery

I'm doing slightly better, the glandular fever hasn't affected me like I expected it would. I think the worst of it must've been when I was sure I was dying haha.
Just still taking it easy, I get exhausted if I do too much.

Have fun looking and voting over at PR :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm alive still - just..

No really, I swear these past few days, I've been dying. Although today is looking better, so don't get sewing for something to wear to the funeral just yet ;o)

I've been rather ill these past few weeks, and came down with a terrible cold a few days ago.
So there's been no sewing going on in these parts at all. I can't even think of something I'd like to make, how unlike me is that.
But I have been filling my resting time, with a book, and I just thought I had to write about it.

I usually read only in bed, before going to sleep, so I never want something too heavy that will make my mind race, I like light, chic lit type stuff.
This book is called The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, by Eva Rice.

It's set in the 50s, and well it involves a girl who makes her own clothes, and a lot of parties so of course - fashion. See why I enjoy it now??
The novelist truly works wonders in transporting you back to that time, as though you are one of the characters. It's almost a blissful book to read. It takes you into Selfridges, shopping for gowns, into beautiful old medieval english houses, into the Ritz for dinner parties.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it (all 5 times over the past year lol) and just thought I'd tell you all who were interested in a light hearted chicklit read, it's a great book.

So once again, not about sewing. But it is there, slightly.
Hopefully I get my sewing mojo back in the next wee while. I'm hanging out for my pattern drafting class to start in a month!

Update: Doctors office rang today. Tests came back positive for Glandular Fever (mono..) No wonder I felt like I was dying! lol