Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Sorry, Blogfriends, I have been Rubbish Recently!

There, I've said it!

I'm sorry I haven't been posting and commenting for a bit - just been stupid-busy and slightly pathetic about things in general.  For example ...

1. Just can't get my head round doing proper crafting.  I'm having half an idea then finding it doesn't really work out and, before doing it properly, wandering off onto something else.  I then wonder why I've got half-finished, tatty-looking items.  

2. I have been taking on too much work and not leaving myself any real free time.  Since I am quite a self-centred person under this nice exterior I feel really grumpy about this.   Horrible Me!
 3. My job is tricky at the moment.  I've mentioned this before so I won't go on about it, but on a Monday Morning Whim I applied for another job and got an interview!  I didn't even know if I really wanted to leave or, indeed, that particular position. After a couple of days of soul-searching I cancelled the interview and will try to make the best of what I have right now.  I feel like a really flaky person now, having done that.

Anyway, the only way to get out of this situation is to be positive and DO STUFF!  So here goes with a few bits that have at least been started.

Big Granddaughter's mum asked me to make a pinny which will go over her pink bridesmaid's dress at her uncle's wedding, so she doesn't have a gravy frock.
I made one out of the lovely rosy fabric from Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks' fab swap, using a pinafore dress pattern with just the back yoke and edging in pale pink lace.

The next three photos show some of the bits I've been half-heartedly trying to make for the August fair.  I've been trying for a vintage, faded and distressed feel with natural dyed cotton plus doilies and tea-dyed fabric.
 I'll do close-ups of the birds, dolls and Williams later when I have a bit more faith in them.
 This is the linen bag I bought for 50p, with doily, appliqued flower and button embellishments.
A pair of cushions made from old chair protectors and pink fabric.

And finally ...
...all the stuff I'm hoping to sell off cheaply to friends and neighbours at a home pop-up sale in a couple of weeks.  I have so much clutter and old makes that I just want to be rid of them!
Wish me luck!


  1. That pinny is a great idea for saving best dresses x

    Well done for getting an interview - proves you did very well with form etc to get to that stage.

    Love all your makes - can't wait to see a close up.

    Hope you have a successful sale in a few weeks with all your items x

    Leah x

  2. I love the pinny.

    Wishing you much success in your sale of surplus fabrics.

    Hope your job improves and you have more time to pursue your sewing
    Helen xx

  3. Sorry your out of sorts. I looked very closely at the things you made and in my eyes they are beautiful, I particularly like the little birds, I would buy one for you know tedandbunny blog..if not have a look on my side bar. she did a lovely last post, that cheered me up!!
    P.S at least you got the interview, proves you can do it again if you want to in the future... xx

  4. Thanks for very kind comments. I feel quite buoyed up by your virtual friendship! xxx

  5. Oh how lovely that the fabric is being used for such a special purpose! The pinny is gorgeous.

    Even if you chose not to go for the interview it's a great sign that you got offered one. The job market is really competitive at the moment and it proves you're doing something right in your application.

  6. Getting an interview is a real achievment, whether you wanted the job or not, so well done.
    Lovely makes - what a great idea to make a pinny for a small bridesmaid.

  7. I remember once doing the same thing as you...I wasn't too happy at my job...feeling a bit under appreciated....I applied for a new job, got the interview, went for the interview, got the job but didn't take it. I don't know whether it was cold feet at making a change or a realization that I wasn't too bad off where I was...LOL

    Love you makes and the pretty pinny...good luck at your sale...Take care:)

  8. Virtual friends are fab aren't they? If you need a real life cuppa, give me a shout x

  9. Bibs, I think we both do - I'll be in touch xxx