Thursday, November 26, 2009

All sewed out!!

Well, I sat down to do some sewing today, as I usually do on a Thursday (sans-children) and realised that I just couldn't bring myself to sew a thing.  I would have ironed about 5 pieces of fabric in preparation for cutting  however each time I immediately lost interest!  In just under a week I have made two skirts for myself plus a clutch and on top of the two week sewing marathon that preceeded it (clutchaton perhaps?), it seems that I have the sewing equivalent of writer's block!  So I opted to fold two baskets of laundry and actually enjoyed it.  Given that I almost always opt for sewing (or let's face it, anything) over any form of housework it was indeed a strange day.

When I'd finished some other chores I found myself looking through photos of our all-too brief move to England last year and it has me pining for Shrewsbury (west-midlands) where we lived.  It has been on my mind a lot lately and whenever I look through the photos it does strange things to my stomach and I get a wee bit emotional!  So I can't help myeslf include a few choice shots (therapy perhaps?)

Condover Village, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Town.  This photo courtest of sammybeckham courtest of Flickr

Church Preen, Shropshire. 
This is typical of the lanes we drove on to get from to my husband's work, or simply to get to a toddler group in a neighbouring village. It is absolutely breathtaking driving around these lanes (you just have to watch out for tractors and combine harvesters coming in the other direction).  Had we stayed my daughter was to start school in this area.  Photo courtest of Flickr: pip273

The Quarry, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Town

'Party Balloons, 2 for a pound'.  I can't explain this one I'm afraid - stumbled upon this guy in town one day. 

Ok, back to the here and now I'll just leave you with photos of the custom order I recently finished for my friend Sally from Flight Industries.  Sally chose this wonderful fabric (great taste that girl!) and it's in the post as I write.  She love foxes so I thought I best make it a feature.....

Friday, November 13, 2009

Nosovich in Nook

I'm very excited to have 6 of my bags and clutches in Nook, the lovely store full of handmade products in West End.  It is owned by Michelle, from Pedrosprout and I'm really proud to have my bags in there amongst all the unique and quality products.  It was an absolute pleasure sewing for Nook and I look forward to more in the future.  Here are a few of the bags:

I was also recently contacted by Sacha Drake regarding stocking some of my clutches in her new boutique in Paddington.  So, after a busy week of sewing off I went this morning to deliver the first installment of clutches right in time for her first day of trade.  This was my favourite:

Between these two orders I must admit it's been a rather hectic fortnight.  Sewing until midnight and starting again first thing takes its toll so I am not allowing myself to do any sewing at all this weekend.  If anything I might need to attend to the chaos that is my sewing room!  Resisting the urge to sew might be tough given I just picked up a small bundle of Japanese fabric from the Post Office (Sally, one of these is yours!).

Before I go I wanted to post this photo of a custom order I did for an old friend.  We lost touch for years however are now in regular contact and little clutch is on its way to America as a gift for her sister.  It's little things like this that make all the long hours of sewing really worthwhile!!  On this note, I'm very appreciative of all the support and encouragement I have received from friends and feel very fortunate indeed. 

I recently won a giveaway from RE-read which consisted of a bunch of cheeky and quirky gift tags made from old children's book.  I can't wait to see how they are received!  Here are my favourites:

That's all for now.  I hope all my BrisStyle friends are enjoying their market preparations and I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!