The weather has been far too hot for much making but I’ve made some progress on my Lotus Tunic dress
Lotus Tunic front folded
That’s the front view and it looks a bit strange because I’ve had to fold the middle panel a little to take the picture. I still have to cut, sew and attach the lining. Then attach the sleeves and hem.
I organised a bit of making last week by having my friends Karen and Hannah over for a crafty evening. I let them loose on my bead collection and they each made a pair of earrings.
Hannah’s zuni bear earrings
Hannah fell for the turquoise loveliness of my zuni bears while Karen was enchanted by some of my Czech glass beads.
Karen’s double heart drop earrings
I think we’ll be doing this again but maybe it’ll be another craft next time. Sewing maybe?
With the weather veering between tropical showers and sweltering heat I’ve barely touched my garden but I have got some seedlings.
The Spice Boys
As you can see the seedlings are different colours. This seed mixture is called The Spice Boys mix and it took me far longer to get that joke than it should have!
I love basil but I never have any success growing it. The last time I tried slugs munched their way through it all. But my love of fresh pesto keeps me persevering. This time I’m keeping the seedlings on the kitchen window sill. They still face the threat of white fly but I’m hoping that my venus fly traps and other carnivorous plant will help fend that off. I can but hope!
I finally got around to cutting out my fabric for the Amy Butler lotus tunic on Saturday night. I’d meant to do it earlier in the day but I decided that my craft room needed a little reorganising. Ok, it was partly procrastination but it was necessary.
I also wanted to be able to watch streaming tv and DVDs on my iMac while I worked. This required a lot of fumbling around with the position of my router downstairs because my wifi doesn’t stretch to the craft room. I now have a weak signal in there but it’s not enough to watch iPlayer. So I’m probably going to have to extend the network which is annoying as it means buying more kit.
Anyway, after all that I didn’t sew a stitch until tonight. I’m currently working on the darts on the back panels. The pattern instructions are great but I still hate sewing darts.
Darts pinned in place before sewing