Oh it’s all a big mess really

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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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11 responses to “Oh it’s all a big mess really”

  1. Megan avatar

    Liking those butterflies very much – was co-incidentally thinking of doing some cutout versions for the wall in my dining room. Oh, and I vote for Spooks. Junk food and the tele were just made for each other.

  2. lottie avatar

    Your garden looks beautiful to me. And Spooks = LOVE. I watched two episodes in a row as well the other night, I couldn’t help myself even though I knew I’d need matchsticks for my eyes the next day…

  3. Alicia A. avatar

    Eeek! Pick those red berried before the birds do! 🙂

  4. jen avatar

    I LOVE all those butterflies including the material
    and berries YUM

  5. Frances avatar

    Your garden looks lovely and very productive. All the rain and warm weather is helping everything grow at the moment, though it’s mainly weeds in my garden.

  6. Ravenhill avatar

    Your garden, the yukata fabrics, the purses, and your prints: SO PRETTY! How nice to see the lush green of your garden when it is so dark and cold here! Wishing you luck at the fair.

  7. Lori avatar

    so exciting to see plants coming up in the new garden!!!

  8. Nora avatar

    Enjoy the junk food – we all need it every now and then. The butterflies are gorgeous. I’m looking at the little yellow butterfly tag you sent me as I type. x

  9. lesley avatar

    Spooks is great isn’t it!! Highly addictive! I’m hoping to get myself a blueberry bush at some point. Beautiful butterflies!

  10. Steph avatar

    wow, your garden has come along in leaps and bounds!! Is that a Babychops waaayyyy over the back of the jungle? The berries look goooood.

  11. lies avatar

    Hi girl! I hadn’t seen you’d moved so hey hey congrats on your new location! Wadda ya mean yer garden is a mess? It looks fab! I mean, berries and all! HHHHHH fffffabric : all that Japanese prettiness!
    I’m so glad you liked the Craftwerk-experience, it is a good thing eh.
    Yes the bag for Polly is in the making!!!
    Will give ya a mail when ready (somewher next week XXX)

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