My first day to just plough through some projects which have suddenly become quite necessary to get done, and get done quickly, pushed against my own time deadlines.
i | The store Theory Of Concise has now been updated with some new spring themed prints which work beautifully as individual prints, grouped in pairs, or grouped together as a series of drammatic flower shots. I hope you like them, because these really make me smile whenever I look at them.
ii | Slowly working through the pattern writing for silver|song. It's slow going, and I want to get it right, and my head has been full of fuzziness which isn't compatible with pattern writing with lots of maths involved....I'm really hoping to have it released in the next week, if not sooner. I've got ideas for some accessories to go with it all too....
iii | A quick sewing session to make up some pyjama pants for Miss Pia [although if she has her current way she'll be married off to Jack in the playground pretty soon and then she'll be Mrs Pia] which involves the making up of similar quantities of pyjama pants for her teddy bear as well. I quite like this development. The pyjama pants for teddy development, not the getting married bit. I've been itching to make her dolls clothes for a while, but until recently they've all been stripped of clothing. My mother always made small doll versions of all the clothes she made for me [probably heavily inspired by the same thing Clothkits did with all their clothing patterns - adding a mini doll version to the left over areas of the fabric] and it's something I've been keen to continue the tradition of with my child. Can you imagine doll versions of this, and this. I can, and that's where my head is focusing - doll patterns.
iv | And finally school play costumes. My sewing room is inundated with sparkly glittery [can you hear Pia squealing?] pieces of fabric, felts, giant foam fish, and pieces of foam thick and thin waiting to be turned into coral outfits. The school is turning some of the Eric Carle books into a play - lots of colour, lots of imaginative ideas being put forward.
And time for a cup of tea. A brief catch up with a friend who bought with her hand delivered yarn and sushi - now if only every day were as wonderfully productive as today, I'd be one very happy creative designery architectey type person.