My apologies for my slight blog absence, I’ve had such a busy week, nothing really in particular, it’s just with yet another Bank Holiday on the Monday, with work that night, all day out of the flat on a boring course Tuesday, followed by a client that didn’t turn up, Wednesday was getting Boy Lacer to and from his paed appointment in Chessington (two traumatic (for Boy Lacer) bus journeys either way to get there), followed by back to ballet, then more work and missing the last direct bus home, so had to get two buses and the second bus was very late and it was very cold, Thursday was allotment, dentist for the kids and more work and today was Mr. Lacer having to take Girl Lacer up to casualty with a suspected broken foot (bad sprain luckily and it’s already healing quite well, just didn’t look too good even after a night’s sleep this morning), whilst I had to go and have a root canal on a broken tooth which has to beat childbirth I think on the scale of painful experiences (ok actually, thinking about it, it was more painful than giving birth to Boy Lacer, Girl Lacer was two days of hell which I luckily seem to have forgotten about – most of the time). Anyway, I am absolutely and totally exhausted (specially as the broken tooth had kept me up unable to sleep with the pain for several nights). When I was making the pencil cases you see up there, this afternoon I could have very easily have leant forward, rested my head on my sewing machine, closed my eyes and gone to sleep, I could still do that now, but I know going to sleep at 8.30pm will totally throw my sleep patterns out, so I’m not.
Anyway one of the pencil cases is a birthday present for Girl Lacer’s best friend S (who she’s known since she was 3 years old) and the other one (the pink one) is for Girl Lacer herself, as, well, I couldn’t resist buying both colour schemes of the gorgeous Tiny Town fabric (from Fabric Rehab) and I still remember the year when Girl Lacer sweet talked me into buying her a pink pig torch because I was also at the time buying one for S for his birthday.
The dangly things are turtlies, the first thing I’ve made from Aranzi Aranzo’s The Cuter Book, which was one of the books I bought in my craft book binge at the beginning of the year. I buy pretty much all of the Aranzi Aranzo books and The Cuter Book does not disappoint, with smaller felt versions of many of their familiar characters and some new ones. The turtlies I made are about a third of the size of the pattern in the book, so that they wouldn’t be too big for the pencil cases, their very small size made them a little fiddly to make. I must make more Aranzi Aranzo stuff (proper size this time), as I always make them for other people and never for myself.
Meanwhile my dental trips continue (wisdom tooth to be removed tomorrow, one that should have been removed last year), there’s more boring course, lots more work and lots more weeds to fight. I also have some hats to sew, clothes I really, really want to make and a mounting pile of finished embroidery pieces that need sewing into their new homes Oh well.