Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Three Reasons Why I've Been Absent From Blogland

I realise I've been very erratic in posting recently. I shall try to remedy that but here's some of the ways I've been spending my time.

1. Studying!

That's right - I've just started studying my certificate 2 in floristry part time. It's only one afternoon/evening a week which works well for me, so I can then still fulfill my responsibilities at home. These are some of the projects I put together yesterday at class. They're pretty simple, but sometimes simple is good. Bigger and better things are coming though!

2 - Hobby horses!

I was extremely excited last week to receive an email from a lady who had found me on madeit and wanted to order 5 horses. It was my first wholesale order!! So Candy, Bianca, Clifford, Dixie, and Charlie (names from left to right) will be on their way tomorrow to the sunny state of Queensland. They shall hopefully find owners who love them.

3 - Teddy bears!

I've been knitting and then sewing together this beautiful bear! He's so cute and cuddly, and his name is Butterscotch. There are myriads of little brothers and sisters who love him, but unfortunately he's not for them.

So that's what I've been doing. What about you?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I've Broken The Sewing Drought

Yes, I've been unable to bring myself to sew for a while - I think it's because I did so much sewing in December I just needed some time off , and the time off became longer and longer. But the other day I did it - I broke the sewing drought and pulled out my sewing machine. First I did the pile of mending that had been growing and growing. Then I felt like I could start afresh.

So I started sewing an advent calendar for a friend who has requested one.  It doesn't look like this yet - far from it actually, but it shouldn't take me too long to finish. I have until December, I suppose. If anyone else out there is keen to have one of these adorning their house, just leave a comment or send me an email, and I'll be happy to oblige. I'll need to know sooner rather than later though.

I have so many new projects I'm keen to start as well, so I'll be back soon with those. Soft toys, the quilt I did a post about a couple of weeks back, and lots more. A break is definitely a good thing - I feel totally rejuvenated.