11 February 2013

Sewing Maniac

Well, it's been a while since I posted anything. It's been hectic here. I have been making trips to Weston-Super-Mare to collect my daughter and her cats and then to deliver my daughters cats back to her after she moved back into her flat and I have also been sewing like a maniac. About a week or so ago, I was at a local produce market, close to where I live, visiting a couple of friends who have a table there selling their fabulous wooden planters, hanging baskets and bird tables. There is lots of lovely local veg and free range eggs, a lady who paints customised hooks with pictures of animals on and someone who makes beautiful stained glass panels which incorporate shells and pebbles. There isn't, however, anyone doing sewing and I happened to mention this to my friend and she immediately introduced me to the person in charge and to cut a long story short, I now have a table every Saturday at the produce market. 

More Owl Cushions

I'm thrilled. Things have been very tough lately. Since finishing university 18 months ago, I have been unable to find a job of any description. My age seems to be an issue. At almost 48, employers seem reluctant to employ me. My degrees (I spent 4 years at uni doing a BSc and an MSc) seem to go against me and so I now leave them off my CV and although I have considerable experience in many areas, still nothing. Thank heavens for my family that's all I can say.

My First Tea Cosy

Anyway ...... I am hoping this will be the start of a little business to earn me a bit of extra cash, which will be very welcome. With this in mind, I have been sewing like mad because firstly, I had to take some things to show the committee and now, I have to get together enough stock to fill a 6 foot table. It's exciting but in order to produce enough stock, I think I'm going to have to invest in a couple of daylight bulbs so I can sew in the evenings, otherwise, it strains my eyes terribly. I am, however, really looking forward to getting started, I am loving getting creative again and I will now hopefully be posting back on a regular basis. 

A Trio of Egg Cosies 


  1. Your work looks fantastic. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

    Dianne - Hereford

  2. Love those owls! Good luck with your stall. Have you thought about teaching adults? Most adult colleges are desperate for basic maths teachers and I guess that your degrees mean that you have a good level of maths yourself? Xxx

  3. Best wishes for your new venture : )

    I do like the photos of everything you've made. How about some cushions with your new rug making technique? Or would they take too long to be cost effective?