It is so easy to become a lone figure in your sewing room when you become engrossed in whatever you are working on. When you do something that you love, you tend to get lost in it and time just whizzes by. Hours, days, weeks go by and all of sudden you realise that you haven’t spoken to your friends or family in what feels like forever because every waking moment is consumed by your craft. I felt a bit like that. I also felt that all the other things I had to do, like go to work and do washing and housework, were encroaching on my valuable craft time and at the end of the weekend or day I would have very little time left to do what I truly loved, which is so very frustrating.
Another UFP is done and dusted. A table runner with the most gorgeous tea cup fabric. The tea cups are perched precariously on top of one another and it reminded me a bit of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party so I wanted the border to be a bit quirky and slightly mismatched.
Well I’m nearly finished another UFP – a table runner I decided to make when I found a gorgeous piece of tea cup fabric. It has been sitting in my UFP for about 10 years (terrible I know).
I am usually happiest when I am at my sewing machine or sitting with stitching in my lap, but sometimes I must stop sewing and do some housekeeping. Now I don’t mean cleaning the toilet or vacuuming the floor (although that does need to be done too). I’m talking about putting the finishing touches to my quilts and sorting through the myriad of patterns and papers I have collected over the years.
Well, I have had an amazing day at the Craft & Quilt Fair. If you’re in Perth and you love craft then you should definitely check it out but make sure you have your wallet because you’re definitely going to want to spend some money. I have been saving for a few months now so I could go wild and I came home with some fabulous stuff. Now bear in mind that I have promised I will not be starting any new projects until my UFPs have gone, so I spent my money on mostly tools and some materials to use for projects that are in situ.
Welcome to the very first post in my new blog. I thought I would start by saying hi…hi! I also wanted to show you some of my completed projects. I have had my sewing room packed in storage for the last 9 months so when Tim and I moved back into our own home it was like Christmas for me, opening box after box of crafty delights. I couldn’t wait to get started. However, when I gathered all the UFPs (unfinished projects) together I felt a bit overwhelmed and really didn’t know where to start. I actually couldn’t remember starting some of these projects, so maybe it was the craft elves???