Well it's been over a month again, so what have I been up to all this time?
One thing is sewing. I'm not exactly perfect at this, as my Needlework teacher ("needlework", were we in Victorian times at my school?) would tell you, poor woman, my inability to read a sewing pattern was astounding and I handed in two unfinished and quite horrible blouses for my exam piece. But in these times of austerity one must "make do and mend", so as I dicovered a lack of wearable trousers in my wardrobe, I decided to turn bootcut ones which had been hanging there unworn for a few years into straight legged ones. Simples, as a meerkat would say. I pinned the legs into a straight shape and tried them on - probably should have tacked them first as pins are a bit pointy, they were a decent fit so out came my trusty sewing machine which my parents bought me for my 21st birthday. All was going swimmingly until it came to the hem. I'm short (5 foot nothing) so had taken the hems up a fair bit prevoiusly and didn't think to unpick the hems before whizzing along with the machine. As you can probably guess, it all got into a tangled and jammed mess, the needle wouldn't budge so I had to dismantle it and somehow jabbed it down my nail (ouch) and after about 10 minutes of fighting, bits of threads and a small amount of blood everywhere (luckily they were black trousers!) I got it all free and managed to finish it off. What a drama! Anyhow, I've now got two extra pairs of trousers to wear - hurrah!
Jewellery I have made over the last few weeks includes a couple of charm bracelets in the Contemporary and Vintage inspired ranges, pirate theme bracelets, "Skeleton Lady" necklaces and increasing stock levels of some of the pirate hair beads which have been quite popular recently.
|Birds & Bees bracelet in the Contemporary range|
|Paris theme bracelet in the Vintage collection|
|Pirate charm bracelet|
|Skeleton Lady choker|
|Skeleton Lady beaded necklace|