So we are back and I’m struggling to settle for some reason. I have a slightly permanent feeling of mild anxiety, I’m not sure if it’s the very busy few weeks we have ahead (M is away a lot and his Mother is visiting amongst other things) or the very long list of sewing I need to do. It could even be the sudden change of F being back at school (he started today; yes I know, on a Friday, how mean is that!). Either way, I hope the feeling passes as it’s making it very difficult to get any work done.
Still, we came back to a clean house (due to my tidying it for M’s Birthday Party before going away) and some nice goodies for me.
Here we have
the new Orla Kiely book, ‘Pattern’ which I had on pre-order as I’m such a fan. I haven’t had a chance for a proper read but on first glance it is full of beautiful images and prints, as you would imagine from Orla K.
Next, a Japanese pattern book from M is for Make. I have quite a collection of these and plenty of things I intend to sew (at some point!). I love that a sheet with translated sewing terms is always included, although most of the patterns make reasonable sense from the images, but I love the simplicity of the designs and photos generally in these books.
I’m not normally one for badges but I couldn’t resist this little fox from Joanna Rutter. I was actually on a silver jewellery hunt when I came across this (and I should mention that Joanna has loads of other pieces now on my wish list) but as I seem to be fox obsessed at the moment (more on this in the next post) the beautifully crafted badge seemed a must.
Lastly is the Hungry Ginger Cat from Tokyo Inspired !! How cute is that? It’s all said in the photo, I think.
OK, need to go and collect F from school, hopefully his first day back has gone well. Oh and meant to mention, I am having real problems (again) leaving comments on blogger, I keep getting an error page after submitting them, so apologies if you haven’t hear much from me but I end up giving up after a few attempts.