Sunday, February 01, 2009

A quiet week.

The past week has been rather a quiet one on the creative side of things. There has been little opportunity or inclination to knit or sew.
I have managed to complete some repairs to one of Ian's jackets. I had to rebuild a couple of pockets and make minor repairs to the lining. Then restitching some buttons which had fallen off or loosened. This had languished in my mending pile for some time before I got around to working on it.
Another item is also being worked on - a simple woollen skirt I made for myself some years ago. I have started adding a lining, since this had never hung properly - being rather too prone to clinging due to static.
Speaking of linings, I have also cut out and prepared the lining of a bag belonging to one of my friends. Hopefully, I shall have sufficient time this week to complete both these projects.
I had a piece of luck yesterday, finding a piece of tartan fabric in a local Charity shop. The piece is almost three metres long, a really useful length. I am hoping that I can use this to make a dress like that in the recent Sew Hip magazine.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Glad to hear that someone else's mending sits for a while before getting done.

donnac1968 said...

I am feeling in a bit of a lull too. Even though I'm excited about my first sock design, I can't get motivated to get on with it!

See you Tuesday?

Mandy said...

Jenny, I am still plodding on with the pile of mending. It will be nice to get rid of it all.
Hello Donna, yes I shall be thee on Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing you again.