I tidied my desk yesterday. It was all getting just too much. We still haven’t painted the walls white. The garden is getting totally out of hand and I have a very steep and urgent web programming learning curve right now. And all I want to do is sew. And watch re-runs of Spooks.

The garden really does need weeding and more planting, but I did other things this weekend. Like printing 20 each of these from artwork that has been ready since, roughly, July – on some very scrumptious paper indeed. They’ll turn up in the shop one day.

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Yesterday, being Monday, craft day, I was feeling lazy and wanted some instant sewing. Et voila – I just sewed up these vintage swedish linen zip purses who’s pieces have been lying, cut and waiting, in a drawer for months. There are more but the photo was rubbish. I would hazard a guess they’ll most likely end up in the shop at some stage so you can see them then.

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I hit fabric nirvana the other week when I found a dude on eBay who had a bolt of yukata fabric, in navy, with a divine lotus print. Oh my. I am forever in Nicky’s debt for introducing me to eSnipe. So I then discovered his shop, with inflated postal charges, but worth it all, just to find another navy bolt – this time with white butterflies. These are the bolts I have been searching for for months. I am now happy to say I can stop. At least for a while anyway.

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And the poor old garden – it really is quite a mess! I am waiting until everything has grown a bit until I take a photo because it looks like an unkempt piece of farmland right now. But the berries are out, and the borage I scattered from seed has grown – very exciting that is.

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Inspired by Yvonne’s blueberry muffins I planted blueberries this year and I think I’ll get just enough to make one batch. Here they are (bottom left) next to the borage and the coriander outside my office window.

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Babychops loves crawling around in the grass – I just need to watch she doesn’t crawl off the edge and into the potato patch. They’re flowering and big now. I think that might mean something.

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So tonight I will eat pizza and drink coke (not very macrobiotic is it? Not that I’m especially macrobiotic anymore – although I wish I was) and sew some more. Or just watch two episodes of Spooks in a row and wish I had some hand-sewing to do.