Thursday, March 27, 2014

Frocktails, Sydney here we come!

Hello Frocktailers,

Who's excited for Frocktails in Sydney?
I have been making very loose plans at this stage, and we need to set a date so I can book in a venue. I'm thinking a private dining room might be the best way to go so numbers will probably be limited to 30 people. 

Please cast your vote, (on the blog, not via twitter) majority will rule, however I may pull rank if there is a tie. 

Current dates available are:

- August the 30th
- September the 6th
- September the 13th 

Also who from Melbourne or interstate is interested in coming?

Kat x

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Making it work, an update on my life.


Long time no blogging eh? Well I may not have been blogging, but I've been having a good time with my baby and at times my sewing machine. 

I'm now 6 very short weeks away from returning to full time work (unfortunately), I requested part time, however it was rejected along with all my other suggestions. Honestly I'm not looking forward to full time work but I will turn my commute into my time, oppose to a waste of time. Which gives me a great opportunity to do hand sewing toys for the baby. 

I don't see how I'll be able to sew, work fulltime, commute an hour plus in each direction daily and spend with my family but like most mothers I'll try to make it work. 

Sewing is my mental health time, I don't watch a lot of tv, so hopefully I'll be able to get an hour plus in every second day. Here is hoping!

I do have sewing events to look forward to later in the year, Frocktails is going to Sydney, and I've organised Sewaway, which funnily enough is a weekend of sewing away. Plus I heard Sewcietea is happening again!

I've also sorted out a list of things I want to sew for this winter. I tend to struggle in winter as I love colour and am drawn to summer clothing, which doesn't help when you live in Melbourne in wintertime. 
My aim is to make a very simple winter coat hopefully in pink plaid, ponti tops and dresses and lots of leggings!

The baby starts 3 full day in childcare soon so I really hope to get a move on my list! 

Kat x


After serious thought I decided to take my case to Fairwork Australia. I'm very please to say that my work has agreed to let me work 30 hours over 4 days per week. It's amazing what can happen when you have the convictiction to speak up for yourself. 
A very big thank you to my lovely supporters who gave me encouragement & advice. It means a great deal to have friends like you. X