Saturday, 28 June 2008

Just a quick post.... mention my lovely new shoes!
Dr Martens, so still practical and stompy, but a little bit girly too!
(Only a pic from website- my toes are in no state to be shown yet, as only just revealed for the summer)

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Making my mum happy is Very important.

Taste was fantastic! So many things to see, and so many things to try. My mother is so proud of me, the samples and vouchers for 30p off I collected. And to top it off, I found someone's dropped crowns (the odd taste currency you have to use) on the floor. Only a couple of pounds worth, but when there's a man selling lovely Dorset ice-cream in front of you, thats all it takes! And it meant I technically stayed in my budget.

Didn't really manage to do anything when i got home, apart from have a lie-down in a darkened room, and try and recover a little. But before collapsing on my bed, I was able to lay out all the material I'm using for my next quilting project.

Its a denim quilt, with a tartan backing, that I found on allpeoplequilt and looks great. I've been trying to collect jeans donated from family and friends, buying the odd pair from jumble sales, and have got 7 now- not the number they say I'll need, but enough for a decent start, I think. For some reason, this project has inspired my mum, and she keeps calling me, saying she's found a skirt in a charity shop, and do i want it? Dont know why this one has taken her, but it helps, so I won't object.

I'm pretty impressed by my inspired choice of backing and binding. I decided to highlight the yellow stitching from the jeans, with a satin binding. Then the pink of the tartan caught my eye on the wonderful Walthamstow Market. Could have been a problem, had I not noticed the little yellow thread running through the tartan. Now I can claim I planned it and took my tme, not that I'm just easily led! Yay fate!

Only one and a half more days left at work! So nervous about my new job on Monday. It feels very much like the last day of primary school, carefree and bringing in toys, with the nerves of going to secondary school, only a weekend away not 6 weeks. But without the uniform...

Friday, 20 June 2008

What to do, what to do...

Just got my email, from Rachael Rabbit, telling me who my partners in the cupcake and tea swap are. Now all I have to do is think of what to make...Do I knit, do I sew? Maybe something more solid, like a polymer type thing? Can I get glitter involved?! Too many choices, too much time to decide. Gonna be dreaming of icing now...

Really looking forward to going off to Taste London tomorrow. Just have to keep my spending in check. Luckily, the girls from work are also trying to do the same, so we may be OK. Or we're all doomed. One of the two!

Monday, 16 June 2008

scary-first ever post!

I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to put in this. I've seen so many others, and their lives seem so much more interesting than my own, but thats always the way, I suppose.

With a bit of luck, it will encourage me to finish the craft projects I start! But this is a changeable time for me, so it seems right to start this too. I'm single, with a great new job to go to in 2 weeks, a garden full of plants starting their little lives, so it felt about time to join them! Just got to work out how these blogy-things work...


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