Friday, 17 January 2014

January - New Starts

Have you been missing me?

I've been missing you. I've been crazy busy. Not the 'I've been avoiding you' kind of busy, the kind where I've been moving house.

I had this crazy notion that since it took us about 3 days to chuck everything into boxes at one end, it would take us 3 days to chuck it back out at the other end. I was going to arrive in the new place on the 11th of January, and be into the swing of things by the 14th. I was desperate to get back into things. I haven't even come close! Are you laughing at my naive optimism?

Moving is fun and all, but I wouldn't want to do it every week. Our stuff is a bit worse for wear, we're a bit worse for wear, and stupid things happen, like finding this at the other end.
For pity's sake...
It's certainly reminded me of how much stuff I have. Especially books, and fabric. And books about sewing, where I have no self control whatsoever. And fabric.
I'm starting to think a stash grows with some kind of compound interest.
But the lovely, lovely thing is that I now have my own sewing room. Check it out.

Sew much kitschy awesome right here.
So new home, new town, new job... I didn't make any new years resolutions this year because a) I'm pretty cool as it is, and b) There was plenty new going on already.

There's going to be a bit of 'new' happening on the blog as well. For one thing, I've been thinking of having a post each month on a theme of sorts. I think I will be doing a few different things too.
There will be some decorating.
The wallpaper says 'I'm fab!' and the curtains say 'I don't even care what you think of me!' They don't close properly either. 

Not so bad, but we can do better.
I will be working with woven fabric a bit more. And I've got a few 'beginner' projects in the pipeline too.

So bring it on 2014, as soon as I figure out where the heck I packed my tape measure, I am ready for new adventures.


  1. Yay for your own sewing room! Yep I understand about the fabric and sewing books plus patterns, it gets put of control so easily, and when y ou teach you get worse! It's oh I could use that at school I had better buy it, if I can't justify buying it for myself. What's that stripy fabric in your fabric pic looks nice. I can't wait till my sewing or I'm is finished, it's been a year so far in the building with hopefully not long to go.

    1. Hi Merle,
      The stripey fabric is a warm jersey / sweater knit fabric. :)
      It's a small room, but great light with that window, so I am thrilled to bits!

  2. I'm so jealous of the sewing room, it looks great. And currently very tidy.
    So you won't be knitting on 4 needles then.....
    My eye was also caught by that striped fabric in your pile.

    Looking forward to the 2014 posts.

    1. It's only tidy on that side of the camera, don't worry! We still have the pile of 'miscellaneous' to sort from moving. :/