post Holiday Blues {sewing - or lack of}

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Can we make today Friday? Coming back to work has been quite a shock to the system. In front of my computer all day long (no beach hopping anymore!!) - and the workload that no one has touched for a whole week. My maternity cover has also started this week, and well, I am not very good at delegating - so that is going to be an interesting two month period. So not a lot has been done on the sewing front since I left - but a lot of falling asleep on the sofa. 

The beach bag will become a project bag (as it was not done in time for my holiday), everything is ready I just need to find the energy to sew it together now. 

I did go for the piping option in the end. And, after some tricky moments with my sewing machine, I think it will look quite nice. So hopefully you can expect a review of the pattern I used next week. 

Other than that I had many parcels welcoming me back home - it was Christmas before Christmas. Mr MiH is always amazed at how much I buy on line - at the same in terms of weight he wins hands down (he is expecting deliveries in tons - cement mix is one of his top buys at the moment). So received was the fabric for the Low Volume Swap organised by Rebecca Lynne. Needs to be cut and send, and then the wait of receiving my charms!! I am still undecided on what I will make, but I am hoping to be struck by the creativity genie when I receive my parcel.

And yes I had to send some Rashida Coleman-Hale design. The choice for the second fabric was between the Little Red in Icing featured or some Lotta Jansdotter - but I thought you might be bored of me sticking to the same fabric. I need to widen my horizons.  


  1. I am so excited for the lw volume swap. I hope mine gets to her quick! Your fabrics look great

  2. Cool fabric picks and boo for having to go back to work :)

  3. A great set of prints there! Hope the bag turns out well =D

  4. Looking forward to the finish of your project bag! Wish I had joined Rebecca's low volume swap! So many fantastic fabrics are showing up!

  5. Always good to push the horizon - love your projects

  6. I just sent my fabric in for the LV swap today. I can't wait to get everything back. I've got that Rashida print. :)