Just to show not everything goes according to plan, here’s a felt brooch that didn’t quite work:
I had wanted the Sizzix Petal Power die for some time, as I’ve seen some really nice things done with it. This is definitely not one of them. I don’t think it’s far away from looking okay, I just need to put it together differently. On a positive note, I do love the colour.
To make me get off my butt and start sewing, I treated to myself to Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp. I love that these don’t need a pattern, just your measurements.
On the subject of sewing, I still haven’t finished the stole I was going to make about 6 months ago. To be honest, although I really like the fabric, I don’t think I like it for the stole. I originally wanted a very lightweight wool, but our local fabric shop didn’t have any because it was summer. The stuff I ended up getting is quite slippery and, although it’s a lovely colour, it’s just not right (are you picking up a theme here?). I’m thinking about taking a trip through to Mandor’s in Glasgow one Sunday in the next couple of weeks – better set my budget before I go though, as it is a fabulous shop (or was the last time I was in, which is a few years ago).
Onwards and upwards…