The dark nights are settling in and the telly is rubbish...With the darker evenings its much easier getting the babes to bed, once all the chores are done instead of lumping in front of the telly I retreat into' my world'... I can now confirm that the sewing room/playroom is almost just a sewing room...the amount of work that has been involved to clear five years worth of play in a small room has been a feat that even I am proud of. I had planned to repaint the walls to a brighter colour than the blue...for now though I am just so pleased with the change in this area. Yes I miss the kids being around all day and I would rather have them in the room than my sewing stuff, alas as they are now at school it seems silly to not utilise the space...I have given them another play area its not like I have taken it away from them. So last night I curled up on the sofa with all the cushions and put tack stitches into the new Autumnal lap quilt...
I had the Creative Mom podcast (her voice is just so wonderful it never fails to calm me and inspire me)on and whilst I stitched I took in the view...the new table from Ikea, to make my work station an L shape, how clear the walls looked once all the nursery pictures and certificates had been taken down...I hung the essential fabric hoops that I think now hang in every crafters room across the world thanks to blogland.
I think it is tidy, but I am informed by my youngest that is is 'MESSY MOMMY' so I guess that would be organised chaos!!! On to a few bits and pieces I have been working on...well the quilt is the most resent project, I used the Boden Moo Cow cord fabric I got at the Harrogate (UK) show last year, it was intended to be a coat for my youngest, sadly he is getting past the 'cute' stage in clothing!!!Now I could have waited till I went back to the quilt shop, but you know the feeling when you have to make it NOW, you know as in NOW!!! So the Moo Cow fabric was used...it is the softest fabric, very like the liberty cord in texture...not your usual hard wearing rough feel, its soft and very pliable so should fall nice with the top fabric and be warm enough to snooze under on cold winter evenings!!!
Then on to the corsages, the felted ones are another batch of some I did at the beginning of the year, the tweed ones are the new ones I talked about last week. I like the matching button style and they look pretty good (if I may say so myself) on a jacket or a winter woolie. My corsages do seem to be the most popular of my 'makes' it is funny to see them on people when I go out and about, you sort of want to say 'Hey I made that' - How pretentious would that sound? I would not mean it like that...its just exciting to see people wearing or using what you make. I hope that feeling never goes away.
Now I accepted the challenge from Simple Sparrow to join in the crochet a square everyday (but no pressure, that's the kind of challenge I like) if you do not crochet sewing or knitting is an option...I am so glad I did...I am back on course with the squares and the little pile is growing slow and steady.
I really like to reply to your comments, I think if you have made the effort so should I, and I like responding too, often with more witter...I guess as I have a nice sized amount of readers this is still very achievable for me. Sadly though yesterday and today I notices a huge amount of SPAM, I had a peek to see what it was and it was all my comment's returned to me. SO I say a HUGE sorry to everyone, I do not why it has done this. As a totally non computer kind of gal, I can not find out why. I reply with the return email button on the comments that come through to my email address. I think Typepad allows you to do this automatically, but not with blogspot. If anyone can I help I would be very grateful...PLEASE do not think I do not appreciate your comments, maybe its a blip or maybe I need to find another way to do this. SORRY!!! I have replied to your comments they just have not got to you:-(
PS I have just listened to an interview with two people about today's crafting, its on radio 4, click on to women's hour (Tuesday) they are available till Sunday to listen to...it made laugh and nod in agreement and want to shout at the radio...a fun article to listen to all about our world!!! Go on get your apron on...Only yesterday two of my school gate Moms friends had been out and bought aprons...COOL!!!