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Piling up...

21 December 2011, 13:24

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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  1. You know what they say: if you want something doing, give it to a busy person!

    That skirt looks really nice. I haven’t been sold on the midi length yet but you just might change my mind.

    Catherine Daze    Dec 21, 02:02 PM    #
  2. It all looks wonderful. That lace is amazing, and good luck getting your work done, have a merry Christmas!

    Karen    Dec 21, 03:49 PM    #
  3. Wow, that is seriously busy. If you’re still squeezing running in, I am VERY impressed!

    didyoumakethat    Dec 21, 06:15 PM    #
  4. My impression is, too, that at this time of the year the amount of things to do triples (at least), while the available time shrinks. I hope that you’ll get everything done in time, just try not to panic, lol!
    I love that lace, it’s gorgeous!
    And Merry Christmas :)

    — Olga    Dec 21, 07:59 PM    #
  5. Wow! you are seriously busy… I keep being surprised how you manage to get as much done as you do.

    I’ve also just received my copy of the Burdastyle book (I plan on blogging about it today). It took so long I was afraid it had been lost in the mail. And yes, it is very exciting to see all our hard work in print.

    By the way, I think you got the length for that skirt just right: any shorter and no-one could call it a midi-skirt, any longer and it would get seriously frumpy and unflattering. Like this, it has a bit of that retro look and your legs look great.

    lauriana    Dec 22, 06:42 AM    #
  6. Your blog is an enjoyable part of my day, Melissa. Merry Christmas, Joyful Boxing Day, Happy New Year to you both.

    — marishka    Dec 22, 01:54 PM    #
  7. My Manequim issue 629 showed up today, I hope yours does soon as well :) Merry Christmas xx

    kaitui-kiwi    Dec 24, 06:41 AM    #
  8. Merry Christmas!

    — Karen M.    Dec 26, 04:33 AM    #

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