So a couple of weeks ago I announced my freedom after finishing a three week prac teaching block. However, I still had one assignment to complete. So today, I am really free - yippee!!! I have no more university until February and better yet two child free days per week! Yep - AWESOME!
While I'd love to be able to show you some of the many things I've been making, I've actually had my machine packed away for over a week!!!!! I think that's the longest I've ever not sewn. Unfortunately, painting our upstairs space, which houses my machine, has taken priority and I don't think I can paint any faster. I painted a full 9 hours on Tuesday, then another 9 on Saturday then another 4 hours on Sunday. You may remember from earlier photos that the walls were royal blue, with matched architraves and skirting boards and the ceiling was bright yellow. I can't imagine a time when that colour combo was cool. The bathroom had the same royal blue on the ceiling!! What were the previous owners thinking! So far there are 4 coats on the ceiling, 2-3 coats of oil on the architraves and skirtings and one undercoat on the walls. I'm hoping two coats of wall paint tomorrow will finish the job - so probably another 9 hours tomorrow.
On Wednesday I will set up my machine again and will heading into vintage pattern world. First up is the Simplicity pattern on the left.
Anywho, lots of dreaming and planning. I just need to start doing... well once I finish painting and then I also need to get cracking on my huge Christmas present list - eeek!!