Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holidays... at last!

Well how long has it been?? I finished up my university semester on 10 November and here it is nearly 2 weeks and not much done still.  I have been exhausted since finishing; add 30 degree humid heat and about a gazzilion appointments.  I have nearly finished my appointments and will start on some Christmas sewing for gifts .... funnily enough I am also making some aprons out of Ikea fabric like Bernice at Raindrops and Bellyflops for a teacher and a cooking friend who has a birthday breakfast a couple of weeks before Christmas. I have yet to purchase my fabric but am going to Ikea on Thursday to buy some more.


I have just recently bought some and made some cushion covers for some cushions I also bought at Ikea about 18 months ago but never opened.  They were vacuum packed in a cylindrical shape that had a diameter of about 10 cm. When I opened them they stayed flat as pancakes for about three and a half weeks and they are nearly fully fluffed now. I wish I had taken a photo as they were so funny - but I worried that I would need to put two cushions in one cover and have only two.  


I am in the process of converting my "study" back to my "sewing room".  It is really small but adequate and I am pleased I have this little me space.  I have lots of projects (sewing, painting rooms and furniture) I want to accomplish this holiday as I have till the end of February but this heat may limit some.



Thanks to www.blog.holstee.com


My room has gone from tidy to huge mess while I get the fabric out I want to use and file away the uni stuff. I also bought  a new  two new cameras.  I was only wanting one  but a large electrical retailer was having a buy one, get one free deal so I have new cameras! Both are fixed lenses but one is a SLR "look" and one is for my bag!  I may just sell one ... I'll work out which one is my favourite.  Santa is giving me the SLR look one as when I don't have something to open on Christmas day, my son gets all upset ... so that takes care of that! And don't I look like I've been good all year!


And for some reason I cannot get my photos from the new camera from iphoto to the blog so I leave you with this "manifesto".


I have lots to show (I have been sewing) but can't work out the camera!