Monday, 18 April 2011

And she's back in the game...

Well, I'm still in a lot of pain! But I've decided that it's time to cowboy up and just get on with things :)  After a lovely relaxing weekend that was mostly spent drinking tea (gin) in the garden, I finally finished my curtain dress project.

I love it. I really really love it! Other than taking some measurements from another dress of similar fit, it was done with no pattern and just my brain going 'errrr, what next?' It's a super-light cotton and will be perfect for summer.  It was vaguely 20s inspired in shape, although I don't think the fabric / pattern is 20s at all.  But yes, I think it's going to get a lot of wear :)

The only problem with not doing a pattern is, how am I going to make another one?!

Jen xxxx

Monday, 11 April 2011

I guess I've been taking a bit of an unplanned hiatus from everything...

At the end of last year, I somehow managed to give myself tennis elbow. And wow, is it painful.  Sadly, over the last few weeks it's been coming back again.  I've got myself strapped up, and will hopefully get to the doctors tomorrow, but essentially when it's sore I can't do anything that puts too much strain on it.  So that's no sewing, no baking, no playing piano... sad times!

However, when things haven't been too painful, a lot of fun has been going down :)

On Saturday some friends and I went to our local bit of greenery, Ferry Meadows, for a picnic.  I love picnics!  A few of us rode our bikes there and back, it felt quite Enid Blyton-esque.  Except with more Prosecco :)

Kayla and I took some time out to go cloud spotting too!

Some other snippets of life-at-the-moment:

Making a very cute dress from these curtains the mamma bear thrifted for £1!

Rediscovering my love of playing piano, and Simplicity patterns being on sale in John Lewis

Learning new songs on my ukulele

Hanging out with Lilycat, because she's all of the adorable :)

Hope you're having fun whatever you're up to!

Jen xxxx