Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello Again

Wow! Has it really been so long? Thanks to everyone that's stuck with me and especially to those who have sent me personal messages to check that everything was OK. Things are fine here. In fact, they're great - I live in a beautiful country with my husband and two beautiful and healthy children. Life's just gotten, well, busy. I think I've pulled out the sewing machine 3 times since February. Why? I went back to work. Again, so lucky that I live somewhere where I could choose to go back part-time, but seven days every two weeks leaves me without much energy to sew or knit. I've also started teaching at a different school, with all the extra work planning new lessons and getting those kids under control!

The good news about working? I've got money to buy fabric - I'll save that for another post, when I've had time to snap some photos of it all!

But I thought I'd show you something completely different...we got a new printer yesterday (love it!). We haven't had a printer at home in years and we quickly printed out all sorts of things for the kids to do. And my husband printed out a page to make this:

Anyone who has seen My Neighbor Totoro will no doubt recognise this creature! Isn't it incredible? Here's the link to the pdf. I have never made something out of paper like this and have certainly learned a lot from this first project.
And for a bit of sewing...I made this ages ago for my girlfriend's one-year-old's birthday. It's the skirt from the Portabellapixie Gracie pattern.
I've cut fabric to make myself a new skirt and a tote bag, both using some Echino fabric. Hopefully I'll be able to get the machine out soon to stitch! And now that things are starting to settle down at my 'new' school, hopefully I'll find more time to craft, and to blog again! I miss it.


  1. Glad your back and wow you have been busy Jill :)

  2. Hi there! Nice to see you back in action. I hope you get a bit of sewing and quilting done these holidays. Looking forward to see what you get up to!


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