It has a been a long time, just over two years since I last posted. A lot has happened. My health is up and down and with working full time, it meant I did not do as much sewing as possible. I also signed up for open university, do a degree in Business and Management over six years, which I have just about completed year two.
Number of things happened, we lost my wonderful mother in law unexpectedly last year, and as you may have gathered my son was so close to her, which he is still struggling to deal with. He also started school last year, which was an also big change for him. He has bloomed at school though despite things, and now enters primary two in August. My baby is growing up, and hopefully he will come to terms with his granny’s death soon. We did buy some books which have helped, although one does talk about going to sleep and not waking up, so we just skip that part just in case it causes problems, but as my son is learning to read, I am sure we can’t ignore it for long!!
I am now the proud owner of an embroidery machine, which I love! Made two items, which I love, and can’t wait to expand and make the sewing more interesting. I have started making pillow beds and have an idea to sew a skull design on one of them in glow in the dark thread! Ohh can’t wait.
I have also started making pillow case beds which are fantastic, and they are selling well. They make great guest beds and can be folded and stored away easily. They are made with brand new pillowcases, and just recently sewn up some brushed cotton starry fabric, looks fab. The ideas I have are amazing.
On the job front, still in the same job, but hoping to move to part time and promotion soon! There will also be a house move next year for us, with a hope I can get a sewing room! Have seen some houses that have sheds that have been converted for use, it would be fab if we could get a house like that or an attic room.
At the moment we are on holiday, at a wonderful place in Ashington, just outside of Newcastle. Hoping the weather holds, and hope to make a trip to Newcastle and Newcastle football ground!
Toy making also stalled, but again hoping to get back into, also getting back into making cards again and got a go press and foil machine, as well as a todo, so have been buying dies (shhh don't tell anybody!!)