Okay, so that may be a slight exaggeration but it feels like I am that busy! Sometimes life just takes a turn like that doesn’t it? There have been orders to make and send and family things to sort and do but my biggest problem here is that I still seem to be a serial volunteer who really needs to learn how to to say “No!”.
There were the bits I did for a local art fair, not too much and of some (touch wood anyway) benefit to me.
Then there is my eldest daughter’s prom dress, after all you can’t have a dressmaking mummy and go to your prom in a shop bought dress carrying the risk someone else might just turn up in the same one can? Apparently not! I tried, I really tried to persuade her that shop bought was fine but no, that was impossible. It was impossible because there is nothing, absolutely nothing, not one single thing, no way, no how, nothing at all in any shop, anywhere, not within a 70 mile radius or even online that is suitable! Not that she’s fussy or anything!
Truth be told it would be difficult to find her a dress she likes but not because she’s fussy or has extravagant tastes, instead because she likes simple. All the shop dresses we looked at were either too fancy, too glitzy, too low cut, too revealing, too colourful, too long, just too much. All she wanted was something simple, black and free of bling. And she was adamant we weren’t wasting money on a dress she’ll only wear once. I liked her thinking on that one, I got something right in her upbringing then. The final design is adorning Doris the Dummy right now waiting for me to finish it tomorrow so there will be photos but not until then.