Anyway, I digress. The point of that useless little story is to confess why I don't post more regularly, such as every Sunday night, when I'm slumped on the lounge watching crap on TV, thinking "I could be writing a blog post about now". It's because this machine is too heavy to sit on my lap, and so I would have to leave behind Mr Golightly's excellent company, the warmth of the fire (yes, Gentle Readers, even in November it's been cold enough to have the fire on) and the noise of whatever is numbing our minds at the moment... and so I don't.
However, I have been sewing today, and so have snuck in here to put pictures of my work into the shop, and the lightbulb went on! Aha! Quick, get a post written before you get dragged out of here & into the slothly pit that is the living room.
Here's the pouches:
Beautiful lining by Robert Kaufman, called 'Tea Time', and nice thick Japanese linen for the outside. I appliqued the small teapot on the front for the finishing touch:
And the other one, in one of my favourites, the shot red linen:
Lined with some beautiful Momo Wonderland, now sadly out of print & very precious!
I hope Mrs Pudding likes these - they are for the children's Teachers, so if you're one of them, stop reading 5 minutes ago.
In other news, the chair progresses, slowly... I have coconut fibre-d,
Stitched all that down neatly:
Learnt how to do a stitched edge (from the Child Minder, no less!)
and added half a basket of flock to the top of the chair - and my sinuses kindly waited until yesterday before playing up. I look a bit panda-like today, dark rings round the eyes, but I feel much better than yesterday, when (once again), I didn't get out of bed until 3.00pm, but this time it was just the woolly head, not exhaustion.
But, here is the chair!
This week, calico, and much, much, much thumping with a mallet. Pray for me to your gods, Gentle Readers, for I fear the return of the Tennis Elbow.
In other news, I've discovered Words with Friends, and I now have five games on the go at once. It's keeping my brain going, that's for sure, and I just spent the huge sum of $1.33 on Doodlefit, which I'm going to go & play right now!