Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The ultimate work in progress.

I've been a slow seamstress the last couple of months and its not all related to gardening and house projects. I have some works in progress, 3 dresses and a skirt, they just seem to be taking forever as I have no energy theses days. What I currently working on is my most important work in progress to date.

Meet Ginger!

I'm 17 weeks with Ginger as we affectionately call "her" (total speculation on our part).

The last few months have been rough with spectacular morning sickness, and chronic tiredness which seems never ending and pimples galore. I'm hoping that I'm on the back end of the nausea, as I've manage to lose 5.6kgs since I've been pregnant, lucky me eh? I've come to conclude that pregnancy is much like going through puberty.

It's not all bad news, Ginger is staying strong and I can feel her moving around now, which is really lovely. I'm hoping that I start enjoying my pregnancy once the morning sickness finishes up, hopefully by 18 weeks my doctor assures me. We find out the sex of Ginger in 3 weeks, I'm totally excited to find out. We plan to start working on the nursery in late December, the nursery will be themed, most likely with Sarah Jane fabric and I'm hoping to make a quilt out of the same fabrics.

As for maternity wear, I do plan to make a few items but the pattern I have found don't appeal to me. Any helpful suggestions?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A few ideas.

I had the pleasure to meet some wonderful ladies that sew via Rachel's Melbourne meet up and the other Rachel Social Sewing days. While I was at the last Social Sewing day, the matter of floral frocks and high tea event came up. I believe this was Melanie of Poppykettle's idea that she had been thinking of for sometime. I'm very keen to do these sorts of activities with like minded people, as I'm sure you are too.

I was hoping to see if there would be any interest in an event cross between Julia Bobbin's Mad Men Challenge and Oona's Promaballoona that would involve a night of fancy frocks, fun, cocktails and maybe a meal? I'm happy to organise this for next year as the silly season is almost upon us, if there is any interest of course. Please let me know if your interested, and any interstate-rs we could always arrange dates around you!

Also I'd like to organise a fabric shopping trip day. My sewing teacher has organised a few and I've been to two so far, they are very interesting days, but exhausting. Again, let me know who's interested, and will schedule it for 2013.