Sunday, 21 March 2010
My week off...part 1
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments about the robot and also for the suggestions about attaching arms (if you're thinking of making one yourself then do check the comments on my last post, as there are some good ideas in there).
I have started a Flickr group called Flossie Teacakes Patterns & Tutorials: Made by You (yes, it's a short and snappy title) where I would love it if any of the sewers who have used one of my patterns or tutorials wanted to upload some photos of the finished makes - it makes me so happy seeing these and it would be lovely to have them all in one place. I love the different results that can come from a pattern - seeing the lovely fabric combinations that people have chosen or the places where the original design has been changed to make it very much their own (and often even better). Anyway you can find the pool here on Flickr and I've also put a photo link to the pool in my side bar: eyes right. And as mentioned in the last post, at some point very soon I'll do a post about some of the lovelies that I've already been sent photos of.
I am so enjoying my week off...I have sanded and oiled work surfaces, tables and chairs and planted daffodils in pots of the kitchen windowsill. I love the little black, green and yellow alien that is sitting in the middle pot. Dinosaur-boy made it for me a couple of months ago using Hama beads and it seems so full of character. I have also been baking bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day that I mentioned in my last post.
I have also been getting my windowsill herbs in order, which seemed to have died off over the winter. I have also had the Little Teacakes at home for an extra day when we made kites, laminated them and then took off to the park in the drizzle to fly them...it was lovely as there was no one else there and they did fly despite the rain as if you run down a hill fast enough things do tend to flap up behind you, which was good enough to make us feel that they were completely successful.
Anyway, it feels far too lovely to hoard all to myself, when it's so elusive in this country, so I'd love to share a small bit with you...I was thinking that a little charm pack of squares might mean that someone could make a patchwork cushion or something else lovely, does this sound good? I'll have details of that in the next couple of days, once I've had a chance to cut some squares.
I've completely fallen in love with the little houses and teapots that pops up in one of the designs.
And these selvages! Lecien always tend to do gorgeous ones, but I'd forgotten this and suddenly saw them today when I unfolded a piece. I do hope Rosalie is aware of her own utter fabulousness to be capable of designing such an amazing range...it's completely magical and nostalgic of childhood. I can't wait to get some into Zebra-girl's room so that it might become woven into her own childhood memories.
I have also been doing a spot of dressmaking....or skirt making, at least. This time, somewhat optimistically, a summer skirt. Making it has brought up lots of thoughts around the matter and so that will have to wait to be a whole separate post of its own.
With wishes for a happy week,