Oh dear, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything here hasn’t it! It’s been a busy few months one way or another and things have got away from me a bit.
I turned 40 in June and my Mum-in-Law turned 70 the same day, so we had a really lovely party for her Birthday and then we did some fun things for mine, including a trip up to London with my husband to see The Play That Goes Wrong, which was SO funny 😊 I also decided to launch an Etsy Shop in June, selling jewellery, etc that I’ve made. I’ve been putting a lot of time and energy into this and it’s a very slow process building a business of any kind, but I’m really positive that I can make a go of it 😊
It’s all been fun/positive, but I’m still struggling a bit with my health taking a dip this year, so it’s all taken rather a lot out of me. I don’t like to complain about my health, I’m eternally grateful to be so much more well than I used to be and I know a lot of people aren’t as lucky as I am, but I’m finding it extremely frustrating at the moment 😔
I also think I need to take a step back from all the jewellery/business stuff to make more time (and energy!) for sewing, as I’ve been missing it so much!! I just need to find better balance with everything in my life 😊
Soo, in that vein, I’ve been sewing again ❤️ and will try to get back to more regular blog entries, but in the meantime here’s a quick roundup!
I actually finished my Megan Nielsen Rowan Top in June and was really pleased with how it turned out – especially that v-neck!! It was rather challenging and there was much unpicking and cursing haha 🙈 but I got there in the end! The gorgeous fabric came from Sewisfaction, but I can’t see any on their website now.
I made myself another Sew Over It Silk Cami, to ease myself gently back into sewing last week and love how that’s turned out too. It seems looser than the last one, which I guess is due to the fabric being softer, but I love the way it flows 😊 Unfortunately it’s way too cold to wear it now (I’m such a chilly bean!!), but hopefully it’ll work as a layering piece and I’ll look forward to wearing it next Summer anyway 😊 The fabric was a Birthday present from my lovely Mum and came from Sew Over It, but again I can’t see any on their website now.
I’m now making myself a Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt out of a gorgeous cross stitch denim that my Mum also got me for my Birthday. It’s from Sew Crafty Online and they still seem to have some left – I’m tempted to buy some more to make another Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress!! The Kelly skirt is coming together really well and I can’t wait to finish/wear it 😊
If you’d like to check out my Jewellery, etc on Etsy, my Shop is at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AmethystarDesigns 😊