Alongside there; a knitting work in progress ;)
And just to prove that my kitchen is not merely for show (although everyone including my family might be forgiven for mistaking that one) I have been baking.... A friend had an important birthday and I hosted a birthday do and made a cake, and y'know what? fortuitously it was delicious! I was so proud like a mother with her new baby I took a picture...
Pink Velvet Cake (recipe from the Australian Women's Weekly "High Tea" cookbook)
But back to important matters...
In sewing news:
I'm getting behind on my documentation... I have three new things to show here :) I am just awaiting on the right day to take photographs.... you know how I am a bit of a perfectionist in such things. It's not like I am going to just slap any ol' hideous me-photo here on the internet... And realistically, it has just been too darn crazy-hot to actually wear any of my new creations yet, and I like to actually be wearing that thing on that day or I feel like a bit of a fraud. Silly, I know... as it is I have been boringly wearing the same-old-same-old little summer things and I am getting. Sick. To. Death. of my summer wardrobe. I'm dying to get into some of my new cooler weather things! But we are expecting a nice cool change today, so soon a "new thing" picture shall appear. I promise.
I received a very cool and very generous gift recently from the very talented Shams. Thank you so much Shams!! I won't show details here just yet... but I will at the right time. Sorry to be all mysterious, but results will appear in due course... watch this space!
Also, the lovely Mary awarded me the Versatile blogger award! Since I already have this one I won't repeat myself by doing it over again, but if you want you can click on those award buttons in my sidebar to read the things I have written about before. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Mary!
Now I'm going to
That hideous new word verification thingy. Is the new system not the most teeth-grindingly awful thing in blogworld at the mo', or what.... Does anybody else agree? Whenever I go to leave a comment and that blurry, blended-together, ridiculously illegible as well unintelligible, thing pops up... well, half the time it's so damn difficult to work it out I have to have a couple of goes at it before I get it right. And ... "prove you are not a robot"? What the heck? that's a little bit rude... Honestly, it seriously saps the will to comment... I removed the word verification from my own blog months ago, even back when the word was still relatively easy to figure out and I haven't been spammed or had any (intentionally) rude comments yet.
Here's my feeling; the sewing and creative community is nearly always so kind and supportive, do we really want to put obstacles in the paths of people who might merely wish to say a kind word about our new creations? So I respectfully suggest that if you do have word verification attached to your blog then you might consider removing it for a while and see how you go.
It might not be as bad as you think :)