Weddings, making things, and Eley Kishimoto for Clarks
I have some loose ends to tie up. If I was a sensible blogger I would probably get three posts out of them but instead I’ve awkwardly welded them together into one. You’re welcome.
Confession time – I’m not making my own wedding dress
I’ve been getting loads of hits from people googling ‘sew your own wedding dress’ and similar keywords so I have to come clean – I have bought a wedding dress. And it’s not even vintage. But neither is it a big white meringue, or even an ‘official’ wedding dress. I’ll post some pics after the big day so you can see what it looks like. Place your bets now!
I have mixed emotions about this. It would be so perfect to wear a dress I made myself, but I just can’t handle the stress of such a big project right now. I barely have time to sew at the moment, and I’d rather prioritise other projects over one mammoth dress that will fill up the next 5 months with untold amounts of stress and weeping and french seaming.
This strategy seems to be paying off, as I have a new skirt and (drumroll please) another pair of skinny jeans to show for it! Pictures will follow as soon as free time and daylight coincide.
Blog Awards and making, not consuming
Two sewing bloggers nominated me for awards – gorgeous Hazel of Disaster in a Dress for the ‘Liebster’ Blog Award (Hazel works in Mandors fabric shop in Glasgow, I am green with envy), and the beautiful Almond Rock for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. Go and check out their blogs ASAP, they are ace.
I’m not very good at doing all the questions for these kind of things, so instead I thought I’d recommend a great post I read recently from Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist. It’s called ‘On Finding Yourself Back’.
It’s about the need to stop and do something, however small, rather than just trawling for more and more inspiration. It’s a long read but worth it, I think.
Eley Kishimoto for Clarks is coming on Monday!
That is all. Apart from the fact that the launch also coincides with payday, which is handy. And the question of which pair to go for.
Clarks can do no wrong in my eyes after this.