Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Hello!

Hello poor neglected blog.  I was just finishing sewing something and thought of you.

We have been moving.  Hooray!!!  It gave me the chance to look through all my sewing stuff and get rid of things.  I gave away lots of sewing patterns and pattern magazines to the charity shop.  Oh my gosh - I actually gave away some fabric to the charity shop!  Anything too bad I put into textile recycling.  I sold some fabric on ebay - also some half finished projects too.

The new house is great, but my fabric is all stored in the bed room, along with pattern magazines and notions and my sewing machines are crammed into a tiny space on the desk in the study.  Yes we have a study now.  Aren't we posh!  Its not exactly and ideal sewing set up.

A few weeks ago I finished off a few dresses that just needed buttons and button holes.  I also mended a few dresses, where the bodice had come away from the skirt.  They are all going to a friend, since my "little girl" is too old for twirly dresses now :-(  I was working on some pyjamas, and some how managed to break my overlocker, so I've put them aside for now.

Right now I am doing Halloween costumes.  I am making Simplicity 2567 - which is a superhero costume.  I have pretty much almost finished with them both - one boy one and one girl one.  I'm a bit stuck now, because I need some heavy weight double sided interfacing and I haven't been able to find such a thing.  I am going to have to wing it with what I have lying around.

In my last post a few months back, I mentioned I'd read 20 something books.  Well, the total is now 63 books this year.  My reading has slowed down quite a lot.  I am now getting ready to do Nanowrimo.  Without any real planning.  I don't even know what I want to write about yet!

Right now I am filling in a travelling notebook.  It is turning out to be a very creative exercise.  A travelling notebook is basically a notebook that travels round a group of people, then goes back to the original sender.  The one I am filling in is about my country.  I should have it ready to send out in a few days.  I have a few letters I need to get written and sent, and the costumes to finish, then I should be ready to start the ridiculous task of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days :-)