I love a bargain, or trying to create something out of nothing (something I picked up from my thrifty mother).
I have my chickens and my kitchen garden, both of these provide produce for my love of cooking.
Basically, if you can sew it, make, grow it or cook it you have come to the right place.
Follow me on my sewing/growing/cooking and making adventures together with some of life’s daily trials and tribulations.
Where does the time go. I can't believe that we are at the end of July tomorrow and it made me think what have I achieved this year?
Well I had a few items on my todo list:
Make a Chanel style jacket
Make a bra
Make a pair of jeans
Organise my pattern stash
Well I made Chanel style jackets in April and May, my test jacket and then the one I made from my Linton Tweed for my sister's wedding.
My bra making journey started when I visited Sigrid in The Netherlands in June, I have now made 4 in total, and for two of them matching briefs.
I uploaded a copy of the Bento software and now have all my current patterns listed on there - I just need to do my vintage patterns now.
So my last item on the list is to make a pair of jeans. There are some great examples out there for me to glean inspiration from, and I signed up to Kenneth King's jean class so hopefully I will be in good shape when I get going.
I spent a little time gathering my sewing accomplishments together on a month by month basis and here is a reminder of June and July.
June was clearly a productive month with 6 shirts (including mine), two cardigans and a bra, and a pair of trousers for me, however July found my time occupied with many other things such as travelling for work, BBQ's, birthday parties, zoo trips etc., but I still have some items to show.
Two bra lingerie sets and two shirts (doesn't seem a lot compared with June).
Before I used to blog, I would make things and almost forget about them. I often find myself looking back on my blog or PR to remind myself of what I have sewn, and am always pleasantly surprised.