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 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!


A Time for Stitching said...

I know how you feel. Sewing takes up the smallest amount of time of anything I do but I'd really like it to be the biggest. Thinking about it on the other hand takes up the most time. Frustration is too mild a word for it!!
I love the appley apron :) very jolly. I've just joined my first Bee and am now worried I won't have the time to do it justice!
Teresa x

Jeanette said...

Love it! Been saving my piece of this fabric too, waiting for the right project, and some time!