I’m making something … honestly!

Ooh, it’s been too long, my sanity is certainly suffering with the lack of creativeness going on in my house. Pilates isn’t enough to take my worries away, I need to lose myself in a proper pretty project. I had yesterday off work and my little desk looked so sunny, that once I’d cleared breakfast away, put the muddy rugby boots out of sight, distributed clean clothes to the perimeter of the teens bedrooms and been and bought food (OK, and looked in the charity shops), I had about half an hour before they all came back in again, then piano lessons and oh, it goes on and on … Anyhow, I managed to get quite a bit of my new project underway. I will hopefully finish it in time for next Easter, you never know! We went to Chipping Norton for a mooch around last week and I spied this wonderful vintage curtain … I’m ridiculously pleased with it even though generally I’m not a beige person. It cost £3 and despite one faded edge it’s in pretty good condition. The last curtain I bought for a project disintegrated in the wash, this one has survived my 40 degrees rigorous test, so I reckon it will be ok. I’m thinking, in a mad sort of way that it might make a really nice skirt. I shall pop it on my ‘to do’ pile. Despite not getting very far with my own sewing, I am having a lovely time looking at everyone’s blogs and seeing that you are all getting on with yours. It really makes me happy to see so much going on and it’s lovely to feel a part of this community, so I know it’s all a bit twee of me (time of the month, so I’m allowed to be gushy) but thank you for the inspiration! x


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9 responses to “I’m making something … honestly!

  1. I know how you feel, I become a right grumpy grouch if I don’t get any sewing time! The fabric is lovely and will be perfect for an autumn skirt.

  2. sewbusylizzy

    I was wondering this weekend what you had been up to, I’m glad you are still here and still sewing.
    Love your curtain! I’ve got an old bed cover that I’ve ended up liking so much I’m finding it hard to cut into 🙂

  3. I agree it will make a great skirt, nice find 🙂

  4. Oh yes – that will make a fab skirt!
    I forced myself to get down to some sewing this evening and it made such a difference to my mood – hope you manage to squeeze in some stitching soon! 🙂

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