This said, due to the tenderness of my hands I can't really do much in the way of rubber stamping and card making at the moment. It hurts too much to apply even pressure and get a good impression. It sucks, but hey, it'll pass. Meanwhile, I've taken up sewing. Obviously not on a large interior design scale, but that will come sooner than anyone in my family can imagine. (Says she...!)
To date I've finished one 70's shift dress with a self belt in a lovely sage green cotton with tiny white flowers printed randomly throughout. I've also made a skirt with an amazing, colourful cotton lawn skirt using an 80's Burda pattern - my Mom hates it. One thick cotton apron, details of which are classified. My first foray into sewing with jersey turned into a gorgeous slightly lighter than sage green with chocolate swirls false wraparound dress. A cover for my u-shaped cushion. I've also repaired numerous items of clothing for pretty much everyone in the family.
Last Autumn I made a crepe du chine dirndl skirt which I'll probably never wear & a wearable muslin of a blouse that I will definitely not wear - EVER! Like EVER. My Alma is that horrid...
|The beautiful Alma Blouse looking fab on Tasia at Sewaholic, who designed it!|
What I've made so far:
1 x 70's cotton sun dress with belt
1 x 80's cotton lawn skirt
1 x 2012 cotton lawn false wrap dress
1 x cover for u-shaped cushion
1 x great big apron
1 x crepe du chine dirndl skirt
1 x ghastly synthetic georgette Alma blouse,Sewholic Patterns!
1 x tester for a pair of Vogue trousers - I've put on a
The main problem with me is that when I start something the house becomes littered with the evidence. I'm honest about it these days (which is a triumph in its own right) and I am working on it. Say no more...