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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Little Dreams



Sorry I seem to be so behind in the blogging world these days and I've missed all your blogs so much.  To be honest apart from being very busy, I'm lucky if I get anywhere near my laptop as the kids have discovered a maths game site and of course the Moshi Monster craze has taken over here too.
I would love to promise that I'll be popping over to you all in the next few weeks but I know that I'm going to be so hectic that there is no chance that it will happen!!  Work is finally progressing at quite a fast pace with the new floor down, the electrics sorted and a new ceiling going up at the start of next week.  Then the real fun will start........the decorating!  Oh I so can't wait.  I have all the paint colours picked and wallpapers chosen to spruce up some of the furniture.  And I've got some little things like cushion covers made for the chairs and sofa but no curtains yet.  I'm still unsure about what curtains to make as all the windows are a very strange size so I've decided to wait and see what it the whole studio looks like when it's all decorated.


As you can see, I've been doing a little bit of stitching again.  I decided that I needed a bag to carry around my knitting in.  Like I really don't already have enough of those!!  But this is a very lovely kntting project in gorgeous squishy Debbie Bliss yarn that I am absolutely loving at the moment.  I so needed to take a break from all the crochet for a while because it was causing tremendous pain in my hand and arm.  The weight and size of my Granny stripe blanket not helping matters at all. Anyhow I'm babbling now so back to my bag.


 The second that I saw this thick cotton fabric in newspaper print, I knew just what I wanted it to be.  It was a delight to work with and it's so strong it's just perfect for bag making.  I wanted a real wow contrast for the lining and I had some of this black floral material left over from a skirt that I started (and yet to finish) during the summer.  Maybe it's just my taste but I think that it works well.  When I started I hadn't intended to mix the fabrics for the pockets, it just seemed to develop that way.  When it was all finished, I realised that the bag is just as good turned inside out.  So now I have two looks in just one bag.  Yippee.


This is the reason for all my excitement about my sewing of late.  Meet Cissy, my new sewing machine.  My gorgeous hubby decided that he would buy me an early Christmas present.  As I was in dire need of a sewing machine, it was ordered online and it was delivered just two days later.  I love her enormously.  I have always wanted one of these machines after trying out some others belonging to friends.  They are so user friendly even for a sewing twit like me.


I was like a child opening up the parcel and the first thing that I did when I got her out of the box was to give her a great big hug.   I called her Cissy as this was my Mum's nickname as a child.  It's something that I've always dreamt of owning but because of the cost never thought that I would. My Hubby said to me, "you see it's the little dreams that matter because they can sometimes come true!"

And you know what for once he's right!!  The sewing machine and the progress on my studio be simple little things to other people but all these things matter a whole lot to me.  To see an end in sight with Studio Benny has me bubbling up inside with excitement.  I can just see myself sitting at my workbench with Cissy stitching happily away while the dog sleeps in her bed next to a small fire in the stove and the kids playing with their toys at the other end.

What are you dreaming of right now??
Rosie

13 comments:

  1. Love the newsprint fabric on your bag, and I have a little case of s.m.e. (sewing machine envy).

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  2. That bag is double delightful...my 35 year old sewing machine has just died so currently researching...your one looks like it will sing and dance. Happy sewing xx

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  3. I'm so chuffed for you that the studio is taking shape and that you have Cissy ... I was smiling as I read your post. These aren't little things at all ... they should be measured by their importance to you m'dear which I'd say makes them huge! Happy sewing x

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  4. Wow Cissy is beauty! A new machine can make the world of difference. As for studio progress, double-yay, I look forward to the big reveal! S:)

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  5. Wow, Rosie - you are so good at combining fabrics. That bag is lovely and the combination is inspired.

    How exciting to have Cissy and to see Benny coming together ... I too have a bit of sewing machine envy! (And studio envy.) :)

    How very sweet of your Hubby.

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  6. At the moment I'm dreaming of putting the heating on but daren't because of the cost....I'm going to emigrate somewhere warm I've decided! Your new bag is great, bet you can't wait to get in your studio, and I can't wait to see it! :) x

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  7. Love your new sewing machine! And so sweet of your hubby to give it to you as an early Xmas present.

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  8. Dear Rosie,

    Oh my! First things first, 'a warm hello from blustery, rainy, sunny too France'. I hope you are all well and happy. By a stroke of good fortune I chanced upon the post you did about Miss Forget Me Not in August this morning. Oh my goodness, Rosie, I am so sorry I missed it; I was on holiday at the time, you see.. Your photographs and words are so beautiful and kind and I am very , very touched.

    Most importantly, your daughter is a SWEETHEART! I am so glad to see her lovely face!

    Stephanie

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  9. What a lovely creative bag. How great to get your Chrissie pressie early.. Happy Holidays. Hugs Judy

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  10. The bag is gorgeous! And what a lovely hubby...a fantastic early Christmas present.
    Marianne x

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  11. Hello again! Thank you for joining in the Christmas swap. I have paired everyone up today and you have been partnered with Jo from Three Stories High blog - more details and links etc on my blog. Happy swapping!
    Marianne x

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  12. Hi I am Jo from Three Stories High, I have just checked in to see what you might like for the swap and subscribe to your lovely bog of course. I love those bags. Jo x

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  13. OOoooo, your new sewing machine looks gorgeous! What a thoughtful hubby you have!

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Rosie xx