I fought the
law shopping bug and the law shopping bug won. I had a huge fabric stash top up – 14 fabrics! It cost a fortune (not to mention completely ruined my destash and fiscal fasting) but it’s the basis of my fabric for the next year. And it is truly gorgeous stuff too:
I was even so inspired by it all (and maybe a little guilty but I’m not admitting to that) that I dug furiously through the pile of stuff on my desk to get to the sewing machine and sew! This smock is made out of a Pacific Island floral print (possibly the only one that doesn’t remind me of large Samoans in lava lava’s) and is so cute I can’t stand it! It’s ‘peppy’ and I’m torn between listing it on Etsy or quietly adding it to the growing collection in the wardrobe. Might have to buy more of that fabric….am thinking of making one to give away on the blog too.
AND my Acorn Stitchette embroidery pattern from Wee Wonderfuls came today too. My wrists are really sore from too much sewing/embroidery but it’s gorgeous and on the must do list:
ANNNNDDDD We looked at a house to rent this evening. Not sure it’s somewhere we’d want to rent long term (the bathroom is tucked off the kitchen!!) but it would enable me to do some childcare at home to pay for (fabric and) the privilege of three bedrooms aka one bedroom, a computer room for Dave and a SEWING ROOM! A cutting table? Leaving stuff half done and not worrying about cats? Dare I dream?? It has a garden thats packed with trees and bushes and although the rents on the high side we’d get one valuable thing – complete free rein over the property. The landlord says we’d be able to do what we want and could treat it as our property. Thats worth a lot. Just that bathroom off the kitchen thats a bit…hmmm. I am itching to do some childcare though and earn my own money again. It’s a thinker for sure.