Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s been almost two years since we moved to the UK. As many know I have some news. We are moving back in a couple of weeks. It’s all organised with John’s work and we set off mid January. It’s been a crazy last month with planning and saying goodbye to newly found friends. Our plan was to stay about 2 years but now I don’t know where the time has gone. Now that I’m settled I’m not sure I’m as excited to go back as I would have been a year ago. We will always be back and forth though so it doesn’t feel goodbye forever. In fact, I’m already working on John for a France trip this summer! Also, the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire this year so maybe I can convince him to take me up there for a few days.

Even though we are in clear out mode (and being quite ruthless about it I might add, already more than 7 large garbage bags of things have gone to the charity shop) I’ve still managed to squeeze in some sewing time. On New Year’s Day I whipped up two little dresses from a Minikrea pattern.


I’ve made this one before for Lady Fia. This time I did a cute strawberry jersey knit and floral cordurouy…






I learned a lot about my serger/overlocker with these two projects because I switched colours halfway through and had some rethreading problems. I finally worked it out after much profanity and now think that I could thread it in my sleep. It actually turned out to be a good exercise.

Mom is still here, yeah, and she showed me how to make a quick fabric bowl. She made a few of these recently from a Brett Bara video, linked here. This is one that mom had made…

Super cute eh!

I whipped one up to hold our keys and junk at the front door…






Cool eh! Only took about 20min to make. I can see present ideas forming. Mom made a few different sizes that can nest together. I would make more today but my new Rainbow Loom calls…yes totally hooked. I’ll share that craziness another day!!! I also started the book Divergent last night and I’m totally hooked on reading that too. Apparently, the movie comes out this year. Gotta love the teen genre.

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