Proper Oasis

So as I struggle through the desert that is the week before deadline where there is no life, little sustenance and even less sleep. I stumbled across a Proper Oasis in the form of the Proper Woolly show in Holsworthy, Devon. I mentioned in my last post that I won two free tickets and to be…

Elvis has left the building

Today was all about white suede trousers.  In our collection of six outfits, this is the second. The top is already made but for some reason I forgot to take any photographs of it before I took it into uni. I will take some pics this week. When I made a toile of the trousers from calico…

Birthday Tea

Today is my youngest’s (of Katie’s Blanket fame) 13th birthday so another day of no uni work (sigh). She had two friends for a sleepover last night, although it was more of a giggle over and today the family came over for afternoon tea. It’s lovely to have everyone together, Jason – my OH, my…

Deadline Dread & Proper Woolly

I wasn’t expecting to take a break from my blog but I find that two weeks before a deadline my stress levels are at maximum. By the time I get to two days before I’m fine again. The adrenaline kicks in, my creativity soars and I can easily put in 14-16 hour days without a…

Photo Shoot

Wow, what an exhausting two days.  Yesterday we had our group photo shoot and today was spent hunched over the computer producing a fashion magazine for one of our modules. Our collection now has a name – square the circle – and you can see our inspiration and my designs in this post. We originally…

More Katie’s Blanket

This last week has mostly been about my uni project, lots of sewing with non-apparel fabrics. They do like us to use unusual fabrics – at one point it felt like I was sewing a tent!  We have a photoshoot tomorrow so I’ll write more about it once I have the pictures but here is…

Your Time Your Place

Last day today and you get to see where I work.  As for when, it’s whenever I can.  Crochet tends to be in the evenings with half an eye on the television, patchwork is my summer craft (no idea why) and sewing takes place in the conservatory with all it’s wonderful daylight whenever I have…