Its been a bit photo overload here this week, but since I've been going through them anyway I figured I would show a few more pics. There will probably also be a post of the photos P and J take.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Joining up with Creative Friday today.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This is how my yarn started out at the beginning of the week, the pile at the back is to keep, the one on the left is undecided and the right front is to give away. I'm happy to say that all the give away wool has in fact been given away. Additionally I pulled some pink acrylic back out of my keeping stash and gave it to my sister in law. She's far more likely to actually knit something with it.
Red Riding Hood Yarn's fame, and it is destined for a shrug.
I've also still got my 100purewool 4ply. That I have no idea what I will do with.
So all in all, a pretty successful destash. In case you're wondering, the big balls I gave away to the Hospice Shop, and the small scraps went to P's kindy for the kids to use in their crafts.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My project this week was supposed to be sorting our summer wardrobes. But P and J have gone to my parents for the week, so it seemed a little unfair to sort things out in their absence. Although it would be significantly easier, P and J love going through their clothes and getting all the new ones out. So instead I will be yarn destashing.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Well, life has been all go around here, and I'm having some technological issues blogging on my tablet (oh the first world problems), so my posting has been a little delayed. However, here is the birthday present I was working on last week. This is the first time I've made a proper present for someone other than family, and I was a little anxious about getting it right.
But I'm happy to report that the recipient seemed very pleased with it. Actually that's not true, the birthday girl unwrapped it and then threw it to one side in a frenzy of present opening. Her Mother was very pleased though so that's the main thing.
I made a smock using the mayfly pattern, but again with seams. And I realised as I was whipping this up, that I am capable of whipping things up! Don't get me wrong, its not that I'm a super accomplished seamstress or anything, but I am now familiar enough with both my patterns and my machines that I can confidently sit down and sew without having to stop and think very carefully about exactly what I am going to do next. Its a great feeling, especially since I do so much of my sewing in little bursts between baby sleeps and the dreaded housework.
Although the very observant of you will notice that although I managed to cut the fabric so that the pattern ran up and down on all the pieces, I managed to cut the back pieces with the pattern going up, and the front with the pattern going down. Note to self, must try harder next time.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
10/09 - Summer sorting
17/09 - Yarn destash
24/09 - Photos
Look I even got a picture sorted out. I may even one day figure out a button (don't hold your breath though). If you think this seems ambitious with a 2 month old baby, don't forget my kitchen table.