That Friday Feeling!

It seems to have been a long week and I am itching for the weekend to start. I’m blaming my malaise on the weather, although its actually quite sunny this morning. It certainly makes a change from the grey drizzle and wind that has been hugging the house for the last few days. I’ve really been in need of colour and brightness, hence the picture today, which I find satisfyingly uplifting! Paint is on my mind as well though as I will be starting to put my mark on Tall Amy’s new studio next week. Are bold colours, striking design and innovative use of materials in the mix? Most definitely…….NOT! Don’t get me wrong I love a decoration statement as much as the next girl, but I just don’t think I could work amidst a messy pallette. My work space will be light and calming – actually, white with a feature area of Tall Amy pink, I reckon I’ll let the fabrics give the anarchic tone to the room! Right, back to my machine – not really, I’m off to meet a colleague for a coffee to discuss some project ideas so its more of ‘work with benefits’! Have a
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I am Buzzing!

My weekend was fabulous, full of sewing and fun which isn’t always the combination that ends my week! Saturday morning’s creativity with Sally was lovely and I look forward to another ‘trade off’ soon. Between the copious cups of tea, biscuits and teacakes we produced two beautifully covered notebooks and one bejeweled insect. Unfortunately, my photo does not do justice to the sheer majesty of my beady bee. It’s amazing what some wire, coloured beads and a bit of time can result in. And, yes this bug has bitten me! My next attempt will be a delightful, miniature gecko so watch this space for a pic! The fun part was courtesy of my six year old who, amongst other activities managed a staggering 15 mile bike ride with his dad yesterday. Where was I? I was in the car listening to music and hand-sewing some Valentine favours whilst waiting for the pub to open so that I could enjoy my needlework alongside a yummy latte. Silly me though, I didn’t factor in Sunday opening times so my eagerly awaiting 11 o’clock turned into counting the minutes to midday. My heart leapt as the numbers changed from 11:59 and just as
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Something for the Weekend

My tidying/sorting and condensing duties are nearly complete and I’m feeling virtuous! Saying ‘Goodbye’ this week to a whole black sack full of scraps (which are being re-homed) proved emotional so its time for a treat methinks. But, what can I do that won’t cause me to create replacement scraps so soon, after all I must consider my former workroom companions feelings! Think Beck, think….got it!!! I’m spending Saturday morning with Sally, a lovely lady who is talented in all areas of art & craft. She has sewn the most wonderful Union Jack in cross stitch and used it to front a passport case, but it seems a tad bulky. We’re going to adjust it to make it a much envied, more slimline accessory and by way of a skills trade she is going to show me how to make a bumble bee with beads. Am I safe to be let loose with a new craft? Frankly it is a big, fat NO, but I’m the queen of justification so I’m looking at this as a way to accessorize my Tall Amy creations in the future. Convinced? Me neither! Whatever you’re up to over the weekend, enjoy and be safe,
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Putting it Off!

I’m procrastinating and finding all sorts of things to do instead of what I should be tackling today. I know it’s got to be done, but I don’t ever look forward to it, enjoy it or, despite what my husband says, feel better after it. What can have got me in such a bother on a Monday I hear you cry – well, and believe me this is a BIG confession – I have an untidy, overflowing scrap material box! There, I’ve said it but do I feel empowered by my honesty? No, in fact it’s the opposite, that sinking feeling of the inevitable. Over the weekend I made good in roads with the fabric ‘bolting’ but today I’m actually going to sort the bits that can go to other good homes, be it the local Scrap Store or (please whisper this next bit) the b – i – n. Condensing my ‘ooh, I can use that to make a….’ stash means I will almost be ready to move out of my home workroom to my new (to me anyway) Studio, which is 5 minutes down the road. I know should be celebrating the extra space to help me organise, and
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A Sunny, Sewing Friday

We are having a rare spot of sunshine this morning, in fact it’s almost too nice to be working, but the weekend is my time for family fun so back to the machine I go! Today I’m going to be finishing off a couple of orders and will then start to sort my fabrics. I’ve been lucky enough to get hold of a number of fabric bolt ‘middles’ from Stephanie at The Little Fabric Bazaar. I know these are just cardboard, but I’m such a sewing ‘saddo’ that they are causing great excitement in the Tall Amy camp as they will allow me to give some semblance of order to my workroom! Enjoy whatever you’re up to this weekend. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to you, B x    
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Its been a while…

… since my last blog however since then life has been eventful, unhealthy and busy! That was then and this is 2015 which is going to be different, definitely still busy, eventful and, fingers crossed, less illness. I’m hopeful that readers will look forward to updates about news, products and pics plus exciting information about Tall Amy’s pending move, the start of the Dawlish based Workshops and other things that are happening in Tall Amy’s world. Let me know what you’ve been up to or if there is anything you’d like me to look into for you via this link: Contact Tall Amy Here’s to a good year!  
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