Sorry for the break everyone, lots of things have been happening around here. First up, I have some fantastic news - I have a new job (after a long long search...)! In publishing! Sort of...
I get to play with books all day and talk about said books with their authors. There is a bit of a commute involved, but nothing a few books-on-tape (or books-on-iPod in my case) can't fix and it's such an amazing opportunity for me to learn about the business. I also don't have to worry about that stuffy semi-corporate dress anymore - I'm free to wear what I wish which is very exciting!
Speaking of exciting, it's Autumn here finally and we have had some delightfully chilly days, perfect for sewing (which is what I spent all this weekend doing. Come to think of it, I didn't actually leave the house). I love those weekends where you have no committments and you can spend the entire time in your pyjamas (clean and showered of course) sewing and watching Poirot.
I spent Saturday on my swing dress, and at the end of the day decided it was really unflattering on me. I think I will revisit it at some point, as I think it's worth trying to save (I did, after all, spend a whole day on it) but I'm putting it away for now. That meant on Sunday I was free to start a new project I had been eyeing up, a 40's skirt and blouse ensemble. I'm itching to get it finished and hopefully will this coming weekend.
And this is that circle skirt I've been going on about for a while - the first finished garment made with my new machine. It's a pattern I made and is constructed from a vintage wool blend fabric (from my stash bought over from NZ) and lined with a red gingham cotton from Spotlight.
And not so lucky last, poor Mocha somehow managed to rip out a claw in her back foot (imagine ripping off a whole nail and you'll get an idea of just how painful that might be). Off to the vet she went where she was dosed up on antibiotics and pain medication. We have been washing her foot with salty water and she has been stuck inside for a week now. Mocha loves to be outside so she has been doing very well being an indoor cat, one more week to go and she will be free to roam as per usual.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend,