Anyway things have been a little crazy around here. One fairly huge event was I leaving my job at the NT Costume Hire Department and beginning a new job on the costume team for the 2012 Olympic Ceremonies a few days later! It is incredibly exciting and still hasn't really sunk in as it was all a bit of a last minute whirlwind change but I do know that it is taking over my life; not that i'm complaining as I could not be happier! However it does mean that over the next few months sewing and the blog may have to take a bit of a back seat. I am still fully intending on sewing whenever I can (particularly for the Sew Cinematic challenge!) and I have a full week off coming up which I'm planning on devoting to exactly that. I have at least managed to keep up with everyone's blogs and am as usually constantly inspired to see what everyone else has been up to.
|View from the new desk!|
The one bit of exciting sewing related news I have cropped up during a family visit over the Easter weekend. My Nan had mentioned to me that she had this old coffee table which doubled as storage for sewing supplies and I was very welcome to have it if it was of use but she didn't know if i'd like it because it was a gift from my Grandad for her 21st birthday so it was quite old. This makes it early 1960s. Why on earth would she think that I would not like that?!!! Anyway on hunting out from the attic it of course turned out to be absolutely gorgeous! In need of a little polish but here it is!
The lid opens on hinges to reveal a little tray for thread, pattern marking equipment and other notions. This tray can slide from side to side or lift out completely to reveal a larger storage section underneath. There was even a little envelope of my Nan's old button order forms from the 1960s in there, amazing! Inside the lid there is also a padded section to which items can be pinned to.
It's still at my mum's at the moment but I can't wait to get it here and fill it with all my little bits and pieces! I can't decide whether to use the bigger storage area for patterns or fabrics, or maybe projects which are underway, what do you think?
Speaking of projects which are underway I do have a few on the go so hopefully there will be come completed projects on their way soon. I promise it won't be a month next time at least!
For now here's a quick pic of something I did make (and finish!) over the last month, a yummy scrummy chocolate Easter Nest Torte!