Friday, 24 September 2010
Making time to sew
I thought when the children went back to school I would have more time to myself to sew and do other nice things. Unfortunately it doesn't really work like that! In between doing the school run I am doing the housework, washing, drying, ironing, cooking and baking as well as job hunting.
I recently took time out of my housework schedule to take part in an apron swap on the mysewingcircle.com forum. I always enjoy taking part in these swaps but don't always have time so I thought now would be a good time to do one.
There are lots of free apron patterns and tutorials all over the internet but I picked The Purl Bee's adjustable apron pattern as my partner said she liked plain aprons without frills. i altered the pocket size a bit just to suit my fabric better.
The fabric I have had in my stash for a while waiting to be made into something special. I still have lots more of this fabric to use up so I guess you will be seeing more of it!
I received a beautiful apron from my partner along with some cute animal buttons that deserve to go on something special.
I will make more time to sew, I have a few UFO's (un-finished objects) to complete before I start on anything new. I am also starting on my Christmas sewing to make sure I am not finishing things off on Christmas Eve which is what usually happens!
I hope to be back posting with more regularity soon!