Sometimes time runs away with one a bit… I’ve been so busy recently that I haven’t found time to check in here, so apologies for that! Also, I seem to have about 10 half-finished projects, 3 half-painted rooms and a huge pile of ironing, so it would have been tough to find anything to report even if I had got to sit down at the laptop…
Good news though – I’m back with a finish which *ahem* may have been due in February, but I’m over that and I’m still really happy with it! Continue reading
Ah, the end of at-least-a slightly-shorter-than-usual week! I’ve been rather unproductive, having been feeling rotten with a combination of sniffles and dentistry… Still, I’ve made a bit of progress with my tapestry, ie, something you can do whilst in bed feeling sorry for yourself. Continue reading
Aaaah. How are you all doing? We’ve just got back from our summer holiday, so I’m feeling suitably… relaxed… I’ve been without my sewing machine for over a week, so been doing a bit of tapestry instead. Slowly…. Continue reading
Sorry about the radio silence… I’ve got many many WIPs on the go at the moment, which aren’t always the most inspirational things to blog. Also, we’ve been on holiday a bit, and work is super busy, which means I’m staring at a computer most of the day – hardly conducive to wanting to do the same thing at home! Continue reading
Am I the absolute last person on earth to have made this dress? Possibly… Except, no I won’t be, because it’s an amazing pattern, and deserves to keep on truckin’ long after the novelty value fades! She’s a few years old now, Anna, and I believe was super-popular on release – I didn’t buy it then, because the photo-shoot pictures didn’t really seem like it would suit me, or my lifestyle. Continue reading
…Although, what I really wish is that it was yesterday, before just over half my nation voted to abandon 40 years of civilised co-operation with the human beings that share our bit of the planet. I’m embarrassed to be British. That said, this is how democracy works, so if we don’t want to be subject to the whims of a power-crazed dictator, I guess we have to live with those of our fellow citizens. However… Just saying. Continue reading
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It’s official, guys, I love to change my mind! But in my opinion, if you make a right decision, you don’t ever regret it. If you’re wondering whether it was the right decision? It wasn’t!
Blog name, domain etc is switching back to barricadesofheaven.com. It’s consistent with my Instagram, and although it’s not stitchy-specific (part of the reason I changed it), I just like the ‘feel’ of it so much better!
So anyway, sorry for messing you about (again), but hopefully you’ll all still get posts and that – I’m so appreciative of everyone who follows this little blog – thanks for sticking with me, we’re not done yet!
Hello again! Socks are a bit addictive, aren’t they? These are my second pair, although not being one of those bloggers we’re always being warned about, who only show you the things that turn out great, I will admit to making a very sad prototype which was all saggy round the picot and pointy at the toe… It was so depressing, that I couldn’t bear to make its pair, but I still thought my idea was good, so amended the pattern to address the issues. Continue reading
Evening everyone! Hope you’re all well, and not feeling like it should be Friday already… Anyway… If this fabric looks familiar, it’ll probably be because it’s been everywhere for the last few years, but also maybe because it’s the second thing I’ve made from my length… I think I’m a tad on the cautious side when I buy fabric – I like to know I won’t run out, you know? Continue reading
Happy Bank Holiday everyone! In true British holiday style, it’s so cold and wet that if I had a stove, I would be in front of it wrapped in a blanket. I really wish I was, you guys… Continue reading