Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Rest of Summer

This summer, well most of it has been a wash out. If it hasn't been raining, it has been overcast and if it hasn't been overcast, it was at least as cold as to warrant a jumper (if not a coat). Everyone I know is sick of me moaning about it. Reading about in the blog world, I seem to follow people who have had wonderfully hot summers. Well not here. However, we are having a spell where the mercury in the thermometer has stayed above 20° C for a while. Today is sunny and if the humidity would just go down, I'd be over the moon. 

Now having had that grump at you, I'll tell you what I have decided.... that irrelevant of the weather, it is time to get into the summer swing. If I don't do it now, I never will and then it'll be November and gloomy before I get into the swing of it. So NO more moaning for me. It is summer, I mean just look outside and you'll see. 

Oh and for those of you who are wondernig about my crafting  mojo.... those boys' Pjs are finished. No pictures yet, I decided to wait for Xmas (when they will be given) to put the elastic in. Nothing worse than having to unpick them as they are too big/small. They look so funny, one pair in 110 and one in 62. One looks so long and one so short. Better get used to that difference.... it is coming along very shortly. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Reuse, recycle and get back on track!

I have finally got my sewing machine set up in the new place! Yeah.... no news for a very long time. My excuse is manifold (I love that word!): boxes, boxes and more boxes that needed emptying, a job, a family, no photography or crafting mojo, a garden that needed some serious sorting out and a seriously low energy level.

But we rearranged some stuff recently and put up a table (made by my Dad) and the sewing machine on it. I have promised myself, no new projects until the unfinished projects box is empty! Well.... tomorrow I'll post a picture of the unfinished projects box and maybe even some of the contents. Nothing like a bit of self induced pressure to get things done. These were the first things to be "finished". They used to be pjs. But sadly although I really like the pattern, the quality wasn't good and for some reason they shrank a lot. Non-fitting pjs are not the way to go in my book. They were turned into dusters in short shrift. Not exactly a challenging project, but a good way to start and useful too.

Next up, more pjs... mummy ones to boys' ones. But more about them next time.

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