I am feeling very enthusiastic today despite the fact that the trains were absolutely horrible this week and helped to scupper my plans to have something exciting to show you. So I have ended up with a much more "do" than "make" week - culminating this morning in LEARNING TO CYCLE!!!! Yep you read right, I am a rare breed in that I never learned to ride a bike when I was a child. I've always wanted to learn and finally got over my embarrassment at starting at such a late age and bought myself a second hand bike in the summer. I found a place that does subsidised lessons but my boyfriend anounced that I need not waste my money and he would teach me. Well in 5 months I managed to persuade him to take me out with the bike once. So he got me a voucher for a lesson with the professionals for christmas which I put to use ASAP. Apparently I pretty much got on the bike and started cycling more or less on my own straight away - to the point that I have homework of practicing on quiet roads/cycle paths and starting to get ready for road skills (lifting a hand off, glancing over a shoulder etc...) I am really pleased with myself anyway especially as my boyfriend (I call him Pip) was stood at the window as a cycled up the road :o) I like a little show off now and again.
So anyway in lieu of crafty goodness I thought I would give you a little introduction to my little craft corner and some of the projects I might finally get on with soon... (Apologies for the poor photography, I will have to get practicing that too.)
|My sewing corner! The basket if full of arty paraphanalia and that hessian you can just see on the right is the beginning of a rag rug.|
|The crafty books I got for my birthday and Christmas (they are 2 weeks apart) Best in show was my secret santa present from work - Amazing!!|
|My lovely wooden stash box (the awful pink gloss was stripped off earlier this year and tinted wax applied with my own fair hand. I do DIY too you know!)|
|My first ever dress pattern with the turquoise satin I have bought to make it with - I think I got carried away with the bargain quality of that one, maybe I will do a version in a fabric that it is a bit easier to sew with first...|
|my collection of silk scarves that may be a shower curtain or cushion covers - depending on how much longer I can put up with the glass shower screen really.|
|THE jumper so far - I am about 2cm away from finishing the back and then I can do arms - hopefully they will be a bit smaller. Made using this pattern|
|jumper detail - neat huh?|
|The sock wool calling out to be my next knitting pattern - I think the jumper will have given me knitting fatigue though so these may be waiting a little longer.|
See you again soon!