I haven’t been able to sew at all for the last two weeks. We’ve either been away attending weddings or at home entertaining houseguests, which is of course delightful, but makes it rather difficult to spend hours in my sewing room (or the spare room, as some people insist on calling it).
I keep reading people’s posts about ‘what’s on my sewing table’ and gnashing my teeth in envy. The only thing on my sewing table is dust and an old mug.
I’m also in that awkward autumn stage of ‘I have nothing to wear!’, and really want to sew myself an AW13 wardrobe. I have grand plans so hopefully I’ll be able to get started soon.
In the meantime though I just had to show you an amazing present I got in the post – a new tailors ham and pressing roll! These were handmade and posted to me by the lovely Emma of Clipped Curves, after she read my post about sewing accessories, and my moaning about not having a tailors ham and being too lazy to make my own.
How amazing is that? Check out the fabulous fabric. I know that sewing with these will cheer me up every time. Can’t wait to give them a try, I feel extremely lucky. Thanks Emma!
I also accidentally bought some new shoes from Clarks in anticipation of a rainy autumn. They’re these ones, called ‘Hotel Diva‘.
I love them. Clarks have some brilliant shoes this season. Sadly they have toned down the crazy shoe-naming for the latest collection. Possibly the person in charge of coming up with the names has been sacked, or just been given some Valium in their tea. Hotel Diva seems like a fairly reasonable name for a shiny shoe (although you might expect more of a Joan Collins-esque 80s stiletto).
They also have 20% off at the moment! Knock yourself out!
The only creative thing I have been doing is knitting this jumper:
Well not this exact one, that’s the pattern picture. It’s called Robin and you can find it here on Ravelry. As it’s 4-ply wool and I am the world’s slowest knitter so you probably won’t hear about it again until Xmas 2014. Good thing I don’t run a knitting blog.