Friday, 1 August 2014

feeling meh despite the finishes


July felt a bit meh to me. Loved what I've made but feel like I could have made more progress, though I probably always feel that way. I think there's a severe lack of actual quilts, I love small makes but it's not as satisfying as a quilt finish.


I finished a buggy bag for us to carry nappies etc in, a buggy liner for a friend, a tea towel for new neighbours and scrappy cards for anyone I think deserves one.

My favourite finish has to be my foot stool, every time I use it I smile:



I did manage a couple of other finishes this past couple of days, both commissions.

The first was on my FAL list, two sweet dresses made from Tula Pink fabric - which is just perfect!



An embroidered cushion, which was ordered by a returning customer - that's such a great feeling.



Then I finally got my July Bee a Brit Stingy bee blocks sent off to Charlotte today, made using her brilliant tutorial:


I hope she loves them, if not she can send them back to me because I do!


Actually writing this post has made me feel a little less meh. I think having 3 kids at home all the time (especially on a rainy day like today) means that when it gets to the evening I just feel like lying in a darkened room, alone and in silence. I may well do that but there's sewing to do and I'm working on whipping up some samples for classes I will be teaching. This is a fabric pull for a cushion I'm planning:


I'm excited about it and fingers crossed it works as I hope!

I have finished my rose star quilt top but between the kids and the rain I've not been able to get a proper photo yet, hopefully I can share it with you soon.


Linking up:


Fresh Sewing Day

at Quokka Quilts this week
and finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

24 comments:

  1. Lots of fabulous finishes! What pattern did you use for the dresses? They are simply adorable!

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  2. I love your finishes, especially that foot stool!!
    That fabric pull is gorgeous!!!

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  3. Visiting from Fresh Sewing Day. I completely understand not feeling as satisfied without a quilt finish. However, you made a LOT of things! And they are super cute. I think that foot stool may be my favorite too! Did you use a pattern? I am currently in need of a foot stool as well. Also, I love your fabric picks. I think that cushion will turn out wonderfully. Denyse Schmidt (esp those DS) is fabulous. It will be beautiful!

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  4. From here it looks like a great month, having the children around more during the day certainly puts a different spin on things. Here's hoping the rains not here for long.

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  5. I don't know how you managed half of this in a month, especially with three small children! Love that footstool!
    P.S. I really can't wait to see the RS top!

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  6. 3 kids 24/7 is wiping me out (they are off to my parents tomorrow for a couple of days and I cannot wait!!!). Nice bunch of makes despite the cabin fever.
    That cushion is bound to be amazing xxx

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  7. You do an amazing job Lucy! Do not sell yourself short! That footstool is wonderful as are those cute dresses! Great job all round!

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  8. I know what you mean! You've accomplished a lot this month though -- kudos! Love, love, love that footstool!

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  9. I'd say it was quite a productive month. I LOVE that footstool!!!!!!!!

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  10. I only have 2 kids and I often spend the evenings of school holidays lying on the couch doing nothing! Little makes are definitely the way to go at this time!

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  11. Awesome finshes! I'm not sure how you could feel meh in the month you made the super love pouf!

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  12. Lots of pretties even if there is no quilt finish. Just wait until the children are back at school. I'm just back from Suffolk with 2 of the grandchildren and know what you mean about darkened rooms/lying down. Exhausted!

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  13. don't be so hard on yourself! You have some super finishes, and you have three gorgeous kids, and are in a dream job, and STILL coping! you are a star! That is official! xx

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  14. Some pretty makes! Doesn't look like bad month.

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  15. The footstool is FAB-U-LOUS :)

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  16. your cushion will be stunning!! you are a busy mum with a part time job so I think you are doing amazingly well! Can't wait to see your class sample xx

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  17. Eat some chocolate :) I hope you enjoy your teaching - I love teaching. I wish I could be home doing nothing but homelife, blog and sewing, but - oh hang on, I am doing that. but only until I find a job that pays the mortgage... Love your finishes. That pouffe is fab. Is one still allowed to call it that?! ;)

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  18. Mmmmmm, a darkened room. Wouldn't that be bliss? Unfortunately number three goes everywhere I go (still in gestation) so I have three months until I can completely escape the kids for even two mins!

    Loads of lovely finishes this month, but what I really want to see is that rose star top!!!

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  19. I know what you mean about a quilt finish. I have been doing smaller items for the past week and I am itching to get back to working on a quilt. I think you had a super productive July, and I am excited for the classes you will be teaching! :)

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  20. You have 3 young children AND a part time job: the fact that you do any sewing is an amazing achievement!!

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  21. I must love your giant hexie! And those dresses

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  22. Just catching up (again) you had a fab month, even if the kids are now wearing you out entirely, and love the new specs!

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  23. What you have finished is gorgeous- this is why I don't take part in Fresh Sewing Day- I'm pretty sure I've done tons but most of it I can't show anyway!

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  24. Ooh the Rosestar top is done! Bowing low to the mistress of RS! Love all your finishes - such a fabulous variety

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