Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So Little Time...


I just wanted to make a small post, as I don't seem to have very much time to blog at all right now, though I'm quite desperate to, as I have been sewing. I also have a pile of finished garments I haven't blogged yet. My six-year old son is off school at the moment, so it's all go. He's a great companion though! We play lots of board games, go for long cycle rides, and chit-chat a lot. We might bake or make ice-cream...whatever (even discuss ideas for the new kitchen extension)! He's jolly good company. I LOVE the summer hols.

Anyway, yes I have been sewing. I must make a proper post about it, but I've been employing some simple couture techniques in my latest efforts. Don't get too excited, though, it's just simple handsewing (I'll explain in a post about it). It may be simple but, boy, what would have taken (honestly) about three minutes on the machine took about five hours by hand (no, really, it did). It was enjoyable though.

I've also been busy ordering some samples from Linton Tweeds, for a "Chanel-type" jacket. I already have some bright red Italian wool boucle from MacCulloch & Wallis for one version. Oh, and some pure-wool trim for the edges, also from M & W. Don't have the lining yet. Again, I'll post my Linton samples and my red boucle when I get some time to take photos. Speaking of which, sorry for the odd photo, above (it could sort of be sewing-related, as I did make the curtains!); I recently transferred all of my ten-thousand photos to an external drive, and now have none left on my pc. Except for a couple of odd ones.

I must go now, but I'll be back with a proper post soon.