One day I’m going to be able to start my blog posts without the words ‘I haven’t been too well’. Today is not that day. So apologies for lack of quality photos right now – getting things off the real camera is too much for my tired little brain, and my phone makes things much easier! Just 4 days to the holiday. Not that I’m counting.
It has to be said that if I have a particular skill for anything, it would probably be shopping. I never tire of it, it’s endlessly interesting, and I can keep going long after lots of people would just give up. My fabric and yarn stashes are testament to this talent. However on this occasion, I’m not stashing yet more material.
These are some of the clothes I’ve made for Self Stitched September ’11 (see button in sidebar for more details), and I hope to add 2 or 3 more things by the end of the week. Although I’ll admit I didn’t ‘make’ the denim dress, I refashioned it from one that didn’t really fit. But I did make everything else hanging up there, and I’m dead proud of them. The other thing I’m proud of is finally going through all these lovely fabrics that I’ve been hoarding. Yes, they look beautiful all piled up in pretty colours, but they look much more beautiful when paraded around town in garments that I made myself!
I’ve got other things on the go, of course.
I’m into the hand-binding bit of the quilt, which is definitely my least-favourite part because it goes so slowly. It’s worth it for the neat finish but it’s requiring more patience than I really have at the moment!
And finally, this might not be exciting to you, but I’ve been doing a small happy dance over this last picture.
The first coat of paint is on the bedroom walls! Which means that we’ll be back to sleeping in there soon instead of being all cramped into the living room. Hoorah!
Head over to The Yarn Yard here to join in with other makers!