I have spent the last week becoming increasingly aware that I haven’t posted anything here for a while. There’s one simple reason for that – I haven’t finished anything for a while. Colour me useless.
So in the absence of anything new to present to you, how about a trip through a few of my favourite old projects? Hopefully that will inspire me to finish some of my in-progress pile!
Grace lace beret. Kind of miss my hair that colour, too! Have I mentioned that I change my hair colour more often than is healthy or reasonable?
Winter coat from Burdastyle’s (free) Talea coat pattern. This was SO warm – I made it in a heavy wool with polar fleece lining – the construction of which also made me want to stick my pins in my own eyes.
Baby boy crocheted ripple blanket.
Upcycled cloth nappies. This made my inner cheapskate so happy, I can’t even describe.
From Burdastyle’s Anita jeans pattern. The completion of these led to a two-week period where most of my conversations with people went a bit like this:
Me: I made jeans.
Other person: Yeah, you said.
Me: But I made JEANS.
Bear and monster – from my own patterns.
Soft soled leather baby shoes – from my own pattern.
Sweetpod baby carrier. This was a gift for one of my friends, and was followed by several weeks of conversations that followed a very similar pattern to the jeans one. Probably the most impressed I have ever been with myself, not least because I only had two or three minor hissy fits during the construction stage. And I only stabbed myself with, like, three pins. Unprecedented.
I got my first sewing machine when I was a teenager, and I’m always a bit surprised, when I look back, at how much stuff I have actually made. I see myself as someone who is reasonably unproductive, but here you have it – this is not the case. This post shows maybe 1% of everything I’ve ever made. So I might give myself a bit of a break.
But only a tiny bit of a break. Then I’m going to bully myself into finishing Dress Four. Because I’m SO CLOSE!