|Heather's Ginger Skirt|
This week saw the final sessions of my current courses. This is always a mixture of serious concentration as everyone attempts to get their projects finished, and, gleeful delighted faces, numbers exchanged and talk of arranging sociable sewing nights amongst the people in the group. And Smug Cake.
Oh my. The Smug Cake on Wednesday night was especially good, thanks to one lady unexpectedly bringing us some of her home made Grasshopper Brownies to enjoy. Delightful. (And cruel of me to even talk about them without offering you any, huh?) Emma, if you're reading this, my girls were very grateful for the two pieces you left behind, and now would like me to make some at home...
|Lucy's Ginger Skirt|
|Karra's daughter Sienna in her new mummy made dress|
|Jo's daughter Darcie in her new frock|
|Rachel's little girl had a new dress in time for Easter Sunday|
Another email came through last week from Stuart - who had been on my Complete Beginners' Course recently. He has been inundated with requests from family and friends to make more versions of the bag he completed whilst on the course with me. Yes, I do (occasionally) get guys coming to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be fabulous to do a special course tailor made for blokes, maybe to include making a tie (like on GBSB)?! If there is anyone out there reading this interested in such a thing, I would love to hear from you! Hopefully Stuart will have time to get on with his own exciting makes he has planned now he's been kind enough to make some gifts - next stop is making his own cycling kit!!
|Stuart's latest makes|
|Okay, I admit it. Although I was already veering towards this one, when the lady in John Lewis said "...and it's the same one they use for the Sewing Bee", she totally had her sale out of me!|
...we all admired Amanda's stunning bag. I think the pattern is based on a book called Granny Chic Crochet (?) in case anyone was wondering how to make their own version.
|Reversible Hoodie - pattern by KitschyCoo|
The Crochet Queen herself even whipped up some sparkly rings for us to wear as the evening drew to a close. Those raggedy nails would be mine, in case you were wondering.
Next week sees the start of another couple of sewing courses. This time, it's Coco. Hey, you know how I love this pattern. Both courses are fully booked, and I can't wait to get started on introducing another bunch of lovely ladies to the fun that is making your own clothes. In the interests of being fully prepared for the start of the course, and having the pattern fresh in my mind, I may have accidentally purchased some beautiful stripy fabric of my dreams for another Coco. Oops. Okay, I am sounding like a Coco addict. But please let the postman deliver it tomorrow, so I can get making before the weekend is over...
|Red or green pockets with this, I wonder...?|