I’m happy to admit I’m struggling. I always do at this time of year, I imagine that as soon as the boys start school I’ll have loads of time and I’ll be able to crack on, sewing during the day and have a (finally!) tidy house, bake the odd cake, potter in the garden, all that idyllic life stuff but no, in reality I feel a bit stressed, I have so much I want to do and although I am now ‘free’ from 9am-3pm the time seems to be disappearing into a black hole of laundry, teachers meetings, trying to get the garden ready for winter and making blinds (which I HATE, just for the record).
Well, enough moaning, I know most people in blogworld are feeling the same,. I find when I feel overwhelmed, I need to just get my head down and sew when I can, even if I don’t feel like it and tick off lists as it keeps me motivated and reduces the stress.
I’ve been working through some of the ‘open projects’ that have been sitting in boxes for months, if not years. I started some little monster pouches using up tweed left over from Tweed Bunny Purses a very long time ago and last week I buckled down and got them finished.
There are only a few. I talked a while ago about maybe adding tweed monsters to the existing corduroy ones and maybe making them a little larger (for all those big kids out there who want to be able to fit a credit card in – me included!), this is still an open plan but unlikely to happen until early next year. For now these are made up from odds and ends, and are the usual size, they have cute crochet zip pulls that make me think of Ermentrude from the Magic Roundabout.
They have varied floral linings – I took loads of photos of the lining fabric etc, but the light hasn’t been great so my photos generally are a bit crap.
As with all my monster purses, they are a bit wonky, those eyes are really, really hard to zig-zag around as they are quite a tight circle and it’s hard to keep it neat. I like to think it all adds to the character.
The final one is a bit different to the others. For some reason it makes me think of Vivienne Westwood, maybe it’s the slight punk quality?
I haven’t packed them up yet, need to do that now and then get back to blind making so I can be free to sew nice shop things next week. You can find them listed here, do please let me know if you see any mistakes, I sometimes get listing blindness, where I can’t see bad spelling etc, it all just merges. I am slightly dreading listing all the new autumn stock, it takes ages but I’ll admit is very satisfying once done. Just need to get all the photos taken. Next week. I hope 🙂