I have a few things going on at the moment.. and wanted to fill you in on whats going on in my life..
First of all.. I am excited to share with you that my studio has moved…one more time!
Here is a sneak peek. I’ll be doing a studio tour soon..
I moved from above the garage to the basement. After much planning , excitement, and investment of both time and money, the stand along studio above the garage wasn’t working out. It is a great space, about 800 sq feet, but we are not able to climate control it without spending thousands more.. I have been avoiding going there because of the heat… And I am so ready to get to work that I was willing to move into the mudroom.. But my husband suggested the basement.. So here I am in. In my brand new studio.. And I am in love with it. Its functional, industrial and just right..
This pic below pretty much sums up my current mood…Ive been spending my afternoons here …
Second.. I have not sewn much this year because of some health issues that took up a lot of the 1st half of the year. While I don’t like losing 6 month of my life, I am so happy to be back on my feet and get to sewing.. All we have is today, so let’s make the most of it right? Today is well spent, doing what I love, sewing, blogging, spending time with my child… and for that I am beyond grateful.
That brings me to a few current projects I am working on
Mommy and me Skirts.. These will be coming to the blog soon.. I hope to wear them this weekend for family date night..These were made without a pattern, just freehanded..
Maxi Skirt pattern making: I just wrapped up the pattern making on this simple A line maxi skirt. I have some medium weight linen on the way and I am ready to cut and sew this over the weekend. Inspiration pic, once again from Pinterest…
VBS Sewing: I am working on various sewing projects for Vacation Bible School at Church, like sink skirts, cushions, cushion covers etc. That is ongoing, now through the end of the month
Hot pink pencil skirt: This is not really supposed to be on the agenda, but Pinterest the enabler made me do it! Here are some inspiration pics..
Mine is going to be longer on the hem and slightly high waisted, more like this one..
I am actually going to lift a pattern from this RTW black skirt because I love the fit of this one so much! Its my go to pencil skirt… I should have the pattern making done tonight.. while the fabric is being pre-washed..
Besides that, just trying to settle in to the new studio, enjoy summer with my child, and get more organized. I saw this planner at Home Goods today and decided to get it and dedicate it to just my sewing, blog, freelance pattern making job . Basically anything fashion related. I have lots of catching up to do for the time I missed out on.. and have fun doing it.. This one is an 18 month planner and is similar to my Erin Condren planner on the left..
Lots of sewing to do this month. Luckily my kid has taken a liking to my studio.. and we have spent the last two evening there..She has her own little corner to read, play and watch toons…If she keeps this up, I can get a lot of sewing done in the 2nd half of the year 🙂
I hope that you are enjoying your summer and sewing away! Let me know what you are working on currently! I’ll be posting my progress on the Facebook page as well..lets connect!