Sunday, 13 April 2008
Snapshots from my sewing table
Okay, so the sewing table doesn't really exist, it's really the dining table, which is in the main living area. Did I say 'main living area'? Actually our living/dining room is the only downstairs space in our home other than our kitchen. Consequently, my sewing has a huge impact on everyone else's living/playing space. I've just cleared the table of the pile of works in progress so that the children can have their tea. The sewing machine is still there though - at the moment I get away with it, but I'm sure one day the children will begin to notice that no-one else's mummy has a sewing machine as a permanent feature on the table! I would so love to have a dedicated sewing space (I suspect my husband would like it if I could shut my clutter away too!), but in the meantime I'm trying to be a bit more organised.
The pile of cut out panels and stitched pieces you see above will hopefully become 3 wristlets and a two bags very soon. A couple of days ago, it was tissue holders and pencil cases:
This is my attempt to build a bit of stock for the WeMake craft fair in London in June. There's going to be a lot more mess around here until then!
Sometimes, though, it's nice to put everything away and get that sewing machine off the dining table. That's where the knitting comes in handy (I am, it seems, completely unable to just sit down and relax of an evening!). This is what I'm currently working on, a short sleeved cardie called Juliet for myself.
I've never actually knitted an adult-sized garment before (unless I count my 'stress-busting jumper' which I knitted while waiting for my A-level results!) so I'm a bit worried it's going to be awful, but I've been searching the patterns on Ravelry and every version of Juliet I've seen looks really nice, so hopefully I'm on to a winner!