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Long time no blog

Hey gang!
It’s in fact exactly 2 months today since my last blog post although I imagine I’ll be posting this in a couple of days.
I’ve been doing a lot of sewing but I haven’t been writing about it in fact I still have some pieces from 2015 to blog about, a large issue for me has been getting decent photos!!

I went a bit mad recently and decided the best way to really crack on with sewing is to cut out millions of  patterns at once and have them all piled up and then just smash my way through them.
I managed to convince my other half let me have the sewing machine downstairs but eventually ended up having most of the craft room downstairs, then once I was done with something (which wasn’t very often) I would take it and just dump it in the craft room.

This meant that the craft room got destroyed quite quickly and is now a complete state! 
it also meant that I had a big pile of sewing staring at me every night and I felt guilty if I wasn’t sewing, now that I’ve made it pretty much through my pile I’ve put a stop to that and will be cleaning up the craft room and making it a little bit more of an end zone again full stop
I even didn’t finish some projects, I didn’t finish my Lilou toille because I ran out of time before I wanted to have my final version and I also didn’t finish a Bettine because I needed to crack on with my Lilou! My Cambie toille is half done because again I ran out of time and had to crack on with the final version!

So my current plan is to not start anything new until all my half finished projects are done because I actually have a project from last year that I started and didn’t finish and I have a couple of previous projects that need fixing in some way and all of these UFOs are making me sad (and feel like a very naughty sewer)!

The Cambie I was making was for the most wonderful event I attended the previous weekend, I went to the wedding of Gabby Young and Steven Ellis in Preston, Kent. Rhiannon, Elle and I all made Cambies which was so fun. It really highlighted how unique every garment is as all 3 of ours were very different!

(Photo inspired by Elle!)

We had a lovely time at the wedding and Gabbys dress was seriously beautiful! She’d made all of her bridesmaids dresses and they were lovely, in fact the first thing we did when we got there was ooooo at a bridesmaid haha!

Gabby has only just returned from her honeymoon but I know she will be writing at length about her crafty wedding on her blog which you can find here, Living on a Shoestring.

I did also manage to squeeze in a quick visit to a zoo, turns out there’s a nice little zoo just outside Canterbury called Wingham Wildlife Park, which had a few nice birds and quite a few big cats amongst others! Here’s a few of my favourite snaps 🙂

Sorry for such a wordy post gang! I’ll be back with some exciting news next then hopefully crafty makes after!

Hoping spring has infected you all with happy crafty dreams!