For the kids' party I need to write a list, so that I can feel more in control.
And to add to this crazy list, I have been tormented by a mouse. We have a mouse in our house, and that cheeky rodent will not get itself caught in a trap. It will not eat the bait. We have the plastic traps, and they are not working. It has had near misses twice (trap gone off, but no mouse), and one time when it escaped from the trap). So I'm going to get some old fashion mouse traps next time I'm at the shops. That mouse of ours is wily and quick, and it is crapping all over my house which is completely freaking me out. And yes, I'm pretty darn sure that it is only one.
I also went to Sew It Together on Saturday.
I don't think I talked much about going because to be honest talking to a bunch of people that I don't know stresses me out. I am really, truly an introvert. I'm not someone who just says that. It's a tested fact that I am. In my usual fashion I chatted mostly with people that I already knew. I did get to meet a few people like Kylie and Karen that I've "known" for a while. I also met the very lovely and bubbly Gillian. And a huge thank you to all of the lovely sponsors of SIT. So many amazing goodies in my bag. And as a door prize I scored a couple of things from Crafty Mamas, a Knippe magazine and a Farbenmix Celina pattern.
I've been sewing. I made some PimpiCuffs for the SIT sample swap which was organised by Cass. The swap was excellent. I got a notebook and pencils from Cass, an Iphone pouch from Karen, a casserole carrier from Donna, a beautiful house quilt from Helen, and a lovely appliqued bag with some gorgeous scraps from Anna.
Oh sewing...you want to see some? I think I've been reticent to post photos of this jacket. I wanted to love the pattern, but I didn't. Mollie really likes it though. I just didn't find Little Woo very enjoyable to sew. The neck binding was very fiddly, and I don't like the placement of the button loops. And it's not easy to alter the loops if the length is incorrect, and I couldn't figure out how to know how long/short they need to be until the garment is constructed and the loops are sewn in by that point. Sorry I don't have any modeled photos. Moo's been wearing it, and now it's dirty and wrinkled looking like most of her well-loved items.