Saturday, June 13, 2009

While the cat's away ....

....flickettysplits will sew! And when I say "cat", of course I mean "husband". He's interstate visiting friends for the weekend, so the furry babies and I have got the house pretty much to ourselves.

And it's just as well I took the sick sewing machine to the hospital a few weeks ago and got it all fixed up, because today I have just about flogged the poor thing to death. With no chores to distract me, and no husband to pay attention to, I've had a full day of sewing to run at.

And run I have: I started around 10 this morning and I'm just finishing up now. Of course the camera battery died just as I was about to take a photo of the mountain of stuff I've produced - so I'll have to post photos tomorrow and settle for a quick itemised list instead.
  • two lined fabric buckets in four different shades of the Heather Bailey Bijoux Tile print
  • one lined fabric "boat" in Alexander Henry owl material in green tea, with Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom Vintage Dots in lime on the inside. This was meant to be a bucket too, originally, but it was the first one I did and I sewed the wrong edges together. Oops.
  • two doorstops - one in a groovy sixties print in blue and turquoise, and one much more staid in a plain rust-coloured corduroy
  • two Perfect Pencilrolls - one using a great psychedelic cotton in purple, pink, lilac, orange and red "eggs", with a pink polka dot lining; and the other in Bird of Norway fabric with orange polka dot lining
  • three doorsnakes: blue, green and rust
And that's ENOUGH for one day!

My poor sewing machine has scuttled off to whimper quietly in the corner for a bit, nursing its wounds.

9 comments:

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Life without your loved ones is unimaginable... but a day without can be bliss! What a productive day you had.

Gina said...

Productivity! How satisfying.

Cravings Frocks said...

I'm so jealous! I haven't been home alone for longer than an hour in... *checks calnedar* ...nine months and five days.

CurlyPops said...

Sounds like a wonderfully busy day. I can't wait to see the photos!

Tamara said...

So lovely to see your blog ... your "cat" just told me about it! He couldn't remember the name of your etsy store, but then again, my DH doesn't know the name of mine either!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Wow, I can't wait to see pics!! That sounds like a brilliant day.

Anonymous said...

It's funny (or is that ironic?) how quickly My One True Love is demoted to plain, boring, simple 'husband'. Sigh.

Flickettysplits said...

Dear anonymous, how cynical of you! My One True Love is neither plain, boring, nor simple - but he IS my husband.

Jenaveve said...

I've yet to go to Rathdowne Remnants ... it's on my list when I get over that side of town next.

Green tea, blue & turquoise, rust colored corduroy... it's painting a gorgeous color wheel! Sounds divine.