Hello my lovely blog friends! How are you keeping? I miss you all heaps; it's rubbish not being able to blog as often I usually do. ((Waving frantically to you all!!))
I'm not complaining though, life is wonderful if your work is also your hobby. That said, with my book writing I have kinda disappeared under rock lately and I have suffered a few other unforeseen consequences:
- I can't do my emails right now (my beautiful assistants are taking care of them).
- What? My chin? What the hell is that on my chin? I grew myself a fuzzy chin?!?
- Upper lip - see above
- Legs - see above
- Eyebrows - see above
- and umm...other bits - see above
- I have mysteriously gained 8 pounds
- Even my pyjamas look a bit more frumpy than usual...
- Haruumph! I don't remember signing up for this little lot in the book contract.
Next week Lorna the photographer (isn't she amazing!) and Charly the book stylist are coming to my house to do the first round of photography for the book. So I gotta smarten up my act, my mop, and get me a manicure hand treatment thing (because I don't think my construction worker's hands are where it's at) and I actually have to wear something other than pyjamas in my home. It's all so exciting and quite surreal.
This is where I been working away for the last 6 weeks. And this is a really tidied up version. Usually it's a bomb site and Al and I argue over the merits of not tidying up your WIP (he just doesn't understand because he's a tidy freak). See that sewing machine in the bottom right corner? It's a Janome 6600p and I flipping love it! Beside it's other cool wing dings it's got a seriously strong motor and it's super fast. Janome have loaned it to me for me to road test and fickle ol' me has left my own Janome 350 to gather dust (sorry girl).
And everyday Beans waits patiently (snuggled in his bed) for our early evening walk. He's so lucky!
Meanwhile across the pond my bag buddy Amy has launched an amazing fabric line and a couple of to-sew-for patterns. Just when I don't have to time to make them up myself. I mean, I even have my own luscious copies of the patterns right here on my desk mocking me. :(
Amy does a great job working the English Country Vintage look doesn't she? This Sweet Harmony bag has such pretty lines, a sweet curved pocket, and the handles have a really nice cut-out design detail.
Love Love this Liverpool Tunic! It's instantly slimming (perfect for concealing a superfluous 8 pounds) and as you can make the sleeves and overall length to suit it's great for shrimpettes (like me) or your taller willowy types (like Amy).
Amy's fab new fabric line is called Love and it's available in different weights: Quilt/fashion; home dec; laminated and flannel Flannel!!! (as above) Oh I soooo want pyjamas in the blue and the pink colour ways on the right.
I hope you are all looking after yourselves and enjoying winter food and winter crafting! Big hugs!!!