Week 3 is a week of slowing down which I admit that I do struggle with. When I have started a project I seem to go 100mph to get it finished. I know this causes me to make mistakes sometimes but I really struggle to have projects hanging on.
I’ve found crochet useful when I need a ‘slow’ project. I learnt a few years ago from YouTube videos and so far I can only make granny squares. We have several blankets around our home, including a double sized one on our bed. I’ve been looking at maybe taking my skills one step further and actually trying to crochet or knit something for myself however the time that it takes for each project does put me off!
What perfect timing for this theme, I’ve just my first garment for my husband – Hudson Pants. I’ve written more about this make in my recent blog post. These have been a big hit and have become one of his favourite lounge wear for time at home.
My Sew Over It ‘Heather dress’ has been perfect work wear for this recent cold weather that we’ve had in the UK. The best feature is the deep pockets which are actually amazing and certainly ‘cosy’. I wore this dress to a recent job interview and walking in wearing handmade gave me that extra confidence boost.
My sewing room is certainly my happy place and where I love to retreat to for a few hours of me time. One of the reasons I love to sew is that it allows me to have a hobby or time where I am me. Being a mum is stressful at times I going to admit that. Stepping into this space relaxes me instantly. The view from this window is amazing, especially in the mornings with this sunrise.
Our ‘furball’ is Kekei our 10 year old persian cat. We bought her as a kitten before we had our daughters so she’s our originally baby girl. She is named after a holiday park that we saw on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii where we spent our honeymoon. She spends most of her time inside asleep. When we moved house we were very nervous about how it would affect her, but she has been an angel. On the rare occasions in the summer she ventures out onto the flat roof and ‘poses’ for the other cats in the estate.
My favourite layers have to be the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo and Agnes. Double Tilly!! This Cleo is in black corduroy and has been a favourite wear this autumn/winter. I’ve just made a second in denim. The Agnes is made from super soft jersey that I picked up from my local fabric store ‘Sew Me Me’ in Ashby de la Zouch. I’ve had a few comments about my rose gold shoes on Instagram. They are from Clark’s and I got them half price in the sale. Pretty and a bargain, double win!!
I haven’t sewn much homewear, creating blinds and curtains scare me! I’ve interpreted this theme as the nest I’ve built. My girls love to ask questions about my sewing. At the ‘Mothers Day assembly’ for my youngest she wrote “I love my mum because …….. she makes me some clothes’. I love it!! My eldest daughter has been itching to have a go on my machine and she is frequently raiding my stash to make bags and dresses for her teddy’s. I think during the school summer holidays this year I’m going to attempt to help her create her first garment from pattern right through to the finished outfit.
We are over halfway through this photo challenge and I’m really enjoying thinking about how I can interpret each theme each week.