It’s been far too long…

… since I have blogged. Circumstances (some good, some bad) have managed to bring chaos to my life in recent months. Why? Because there’s not been a calm in the maelstrom to help to settle things down! Sewing is my calm, not the day to day ‘normal’ stuff, it’s the other type that really helps to level me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy all forms of sewing its just that free design is my ‘thang’. To take a flat piece of fabric, make a few cuts and stitches here and there to produce a 3-D creation is cathartic and justifying which, for me, brings calm. Last Friday I was in my workroom just finishing a cuppa mid commission when I decided to clear the decks, I even hoovered and polished! I felt really excited and set to with my pencil and tape measure. Frantic scribblings were closely followed by me grabbing some scrap lining fabric, wadding, a zip and some bias binding. Next I was threading up my sewing machine. Snip, Snip, pin, whizz – I didn’t stop for a breather – whizz, snip, flip and………..relax – I was finished!!!!!!! The result? A curvy, padded make up bag. Was it perfect? Of course not,
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