Goal number 2 for this year is to keep on improving. so despite it now being more than half way through the month I thought I should say what I'm doing in January. This month I'm focussing on the little things... like pressing and topstitcing and grading seams. Exciting isn't it.
I received these fabulous presents: a talilors ham and a sleeve board from my sister for Christmas which she bought at Tessuti. I never realised how useful they could be until I made my Archer and my Saiph using them. (I just wished that I'd waited until after Christmas to put the sleeves into the Archer using the ham).
I am also working my way through 40 Techniques every sewer should know on Craftsy. Has anyone else taken this course? It sounds like it would be reaaaallly dry but it's actually interesting and I am learning quite a few things.
In exciting news I am on leave now until the boys go back to school on the 3/4 February. This week we are in Sydney. We came up last night to see David Sedaris. Aaaaaah, he was so good. Such a funny night. We laughed and laughed. If you ever get the chance to see him. DO! Even if you've never read his books or stories. I've posted previously this story in the New Yorker which pretty much sums up my ability with the French language and his skill as a story teller.
No sewing this week, but I have a voucher to spend at Tessuti (also from my generous sister) so a mandatory event while here will be a trip to Tessuti and also my first ever visit to the Fabric Store. This will all depend on the weather as we are staying at Bondi but I think it will be on Saturday. Let me know if you are going to be around those parts on Saturday or any other time this week! We just received and invitation to a wedding in March where the dress code is formal/cocktail so will be keeping my eyes open for some fabric for that. No plans as yet for a pattern, I'll just wait and see what fabric I find first.
In the meantime, I'm sure to be posting plenty of touristy Sydney photos on instagram.