So what have I been up to...I have been working on a couple of Dotty Red commissions...
A scary request for a wedding ring heart cushion... scary because the request was white and blue with a ribbon, no more details. I always find commissions a little daunting. I guess even after years of sewing I still get a little shocked that I am asked to do things - especially things that will have an emotional attachment to them. Yet these things also give me the biggest buzz. I like being stretched and taken out of my comfort zone too.
Along with the special requests I am working on a small order for my Russian Dolls and also making a few extra for the Christmas season. I think these will be kind of cute on a table top Christmas tree. I love the stages involved in making these and gradually watching their characters emerge.
Christmas! I mentioned it again... I have still not accepted that the summer is over. This morning I did the school run in super long linen trousers and fit flops-in the rain!I wanted to share a little good news with you. I have been very nervous all summer as I have had to take some exams to qualify for a place on my course. Tuesday was my exam day. I passed...I returned home to two happy children, my eldest one was so pleased for me I got such a warm glow... or maybe that was the rather nice bottle of red wine I opened at supper time to celebrate.