Piling up…

The number of posts I want to write is piling up at an alarming rate, and I have no time to do anything about it, what with work being crazy busy (I hate all of you who get tons of time off at Christmas – I only get 3 days off in total! And my days have mostly been solving one problem, and having five new problems pour in while I was fixing the one, then moving on to the next in a To-Do list which never, ever gets cleared.) and us spending all our weekends working on the boat (last weekend we spent 15 hours building the subfloor down there. No, don’t feel jealous – the boat blog is being neglected, too).

So rather than stress about the amount of things piling up, I’m going to present my pile to you in pictorial form.

This is what James’s desk looked like this morning. It’s supposed to be my temporary cutting table while we’re building in the hold. How can I possibly cut the bias Ruby Slip or Holly’s maxi-dress fabric on this?? I’m pretty sure Bosco isn’t responsible, though he does look a bit shifty there…

I finished my vintage midi skirt ages ago, but have had zero time to document, or photoshoot or anything. So here’s two photos to test the hem length (which is why it’s just basted here)

I sewed a little waistcoat for James’s nephew out of this Tardamask fabric on Spoonflower. It’s got hidden pockets inside! He’s 7, and the biggest Dr Who fan ever, so we’re excited to see his reaction on Christmas.

My pile of pattern magazines to scan is threatening to consume us all. And one Manequim issue went missing, too. grrr (my subscription has been extended, but I would’ve preferred a replacement).

This is the gorgeous (and spendy!) lace I bought at MacCulloch & Wallis on Friday for the bodice of my Ruby Slip. It’s a seafoam green and brick-coloured stretch lace, at 18cm wide.

I met up with Claire (Seemane) for lunch last week (was it last week already?) and she gifted me this wonderful grey flannel which is just so soft! Yayy, you all know I love grey flannel! She also gave me a sticky ruler for when I have a cutting table again (see above).

My copy of the BurdaStyle book finally arrived, along with the dress I made for it last summer. Since I got to choose a size, it’s a 44, so I’ll photoshoot it at some point here. But yes, it’s very exciting to see all that hard work in physical book form!

And to end it off, the obligatory “I’m really sorry I’m crap at replying to comments right now” line. But it’s true! Seriously, it’s not just you guys, I haven’t got time for anything apart from work, sleeping, running, and boatwork right now.

Can I ask Santa for some chillaxation time please?

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