Thursday, 31 January 2013

AWOL in Amsterdam

I haven't blogged for a while as I am currently in Amsterdam for work. I'll be returning on Saturday and once I have caught up on all my sleep - seriously, 6am alarm calls (Dutch time!) do not suit me at all - I will be getting back to making, mending and doing.

On my to finish list is the 60s knit dress - the cool checker board style fabric. Looking forward to finishing that although still upset at my stupid oversight on the seam finishes. Self-reminder: it's a learning curve, don't sweat the small stuff!

On my new project list: is my VERY FIRST QUILT Y'ALL! I don't know why I felt the need to end that in a Southern accent, maybe because I'm seeing Elvis in the Summer...did I not shout that out loud enough before ;) I have all the fabric, my quilting ruler has been delivered and I have a pattern. I am all set and have @sewexhausted at the touch of a Tweet to help me ;)

I also want to draft up a couple of little summer clothes for the next work trip to Malta, and my vintage Aztec (not vintage as in, something the Aztecs would have worn maybe a bit chilly and I certainly don't have the bod anymore) but a 50s/early 60s day dress using my cool vintage curtain material. This will be the dress with the dart manipulation - going to incorporate a triangular dart formation. Watch this space...

I also want to start thinking about my Graceland outfits. I need to still purchase some Flamingo fabric, and I need to find a cool lightning bolt pendant to make a necklace. Taking Care of Business!

So, that's my plans.

Amsterdam is cool - I don't get to see much of the city but maybe tomorrow/Saturday before I return to London. I've had lots of attention due to my new marital name and some people disappointed to find I am but a little British girl and not actually Hungarian. Must learn some Hungarian for next year!
My hotel room is very cool and I made an awesome new friend who's from Texas - she loves knitting and Ryan Gosling and wants to go to Graceland - Perfect. So all in all it's been good apart from the severe exhaustion which is currently washing over me. Is it lunchtime yet?


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