Well , what has It been ? ... 3 weeks me thinks !! Three weeks of utter euphoria and serious self doubting lows . My mind has been in a whirl , full of ideas , designs and plans with a big dose of worry . This was not helped by the fact that two weeks into my notice my employer requested to see me and urged by my colleges asking if there was anything they could do to keep me ? Instantly I was thrown into a dilemma , but I threw in a proposal I had requested about 4 months ago and at the time it was rejected . Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth I thought I would give it a go . I'm still not sure I've done the right thing but I'm going to work at school on a Monday , Tuesday and a Wednesday for only 1 and 1/2 hours a day with no extra hours , no covering for absent staff . So with just 4 and 1/2 hours to work the rest of my time I can devoted to creating !! It also means I have a small wage at the end of the month to fall back on . I had sort of felt like I'd wimped out but I now view this arrangement at work as a happy compromise , but only time will tell !!
I have been steadily working away and I'm nearly there with the Hares , 9 are finished and bagged up just waiting for labels and three are just waiting to be embellished with buttons and faces . Here's a sneaky peak.
The one thing that has not failed me over the last three weeks has been my need to create . You may remember from a few months ago me showing you an angel I was developing and had in mind to create it a crocheted dress or tunic , well I have now scraped that idea and am in the process of designing a Cardigan .
But as Autumn is now here I'm trying to also get some of my tree cushions on the go with it's autumnal colours. I have three backs underway with one ready for leaves , I've been sat working on these quite late at night when it's too late to have my sewing machine pounding away !!
I've also had the sketch book out working on new design ideas for cushions. So I've started collecting fabrics I would like to use on this owl idea . But I'm in no rush to get one of these made I think it may sit on the back burners for a bit . I have Christmas things to make as soon as the Hares are finished.
One other delightful distraction from sewing over the last couple of days has been my youngests 6th birthday . Of course that did mean a batch of birthday buns and it was stipulated by said child that they had to be Star Wars buns . Cripes !! no pressure then and I hold my hands up I cheated by sticking Star Wars toys on for decorations . However the plus side for him was he got new toys to keep .
I do think my mojo has come back and am looking forward to the week ahead and it is my last week of my old 5day contract. Onwards and upwards and I must remain focused and positive .I suppose life would get seriously boring if everything was always straight forward !!
So ta ta for now Tracy XX.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Another little project in my life which has been getting some attention recently is the improvement of my cake/ bun decorating skills for my sisters wedding next July . She came to visit a week last Friday and took me on a shopping spree to buy moulds and decorations to play with . Before we hit the cake decorating shops we decided on a theme loosely based on Vintage buttons and broaches , lace and doilies with white and teal as the colour scheme ( us bridesmaids are wearing teal coloured dresses).
Just to finish off today's blog , I've had a couple of enquiries about where I got my chocolate button mould from that I posted about a couple of weeks ago , here are the details www.homeandkitchenskipton.co.uk