I feel like everything has just speeded up and I’m on a runaway train holding on by my fingertips.
I wasn’t quite expecting this, I was on course for a nice neat run up to the Summer holidays. I’ve thought about (and nearly made) teachers gifts, the house was clean and tidy plus I was getting a grip on the garden ready for six weeks of mayhem and madness. Sadly since then it’s all gone a bit crazy and I’m a tad stressed. In fact the above photo is a ‘typical’ event from recent days when I accidentally knocked a pot of seed beads down from my shelf, they went everywhere. Seriously, it took me 2 hours to collect them all back up and boy can glass beads bounce – it was like the Sony Bravia advert only instead of José González as the soundtrack, there was just my voice shouting ‘noooooooooooooo!’
On the plus side, I am more prepared than ever before for the Autumn/Winter change over in my shop. My workspace is a bit crazy but I am half way through many products and others have been cut and boxed ready for sewing when I get the odd chance between entertaining the boys. I haven’t achieved quite what I had hoped to but it’s a good start and certainly makes me feel a little more relaxed.
I also feel like a smart arse for making my life easier but actually writing the making notes on many of my pattern pieces from last year. Blimey that makes a difference. When I am making something for the first time, it takes a while to work out the pattern and construction and I feel at that moment that I’ll never forget as it’s all so fresh in my mind, but I often find when I come to make more that I need to work it all out again, to this end I’ve started writing everything down as I go along. Smug, me? No 😉 (bet you were all doing this anyway and I’m just a bit useless).
Since starting this post (yesterday) I really have pulled my finger out and today have completed most teachers gifts so in the next few days I’ll show you what I’ve made with this lovely pile 🙂