Thursday, January 24, 2008


I have so much I want to do and I am just so tired. But that isn't

what keeps me from getting everything done. No, the thing is, there's just not enough hours in the day. Truly - the stuff I could get done if there were just a few more hours in the day. I wish.

I'm always doing something, I never just sit and watch TV or whatever. And yet I never get it all done.

Maybe I feel like this because I am, at the moment working my way through my photographs. Sorting my way through every photo I've taken since Ruby was born. Writing on the backs of them and putting them in albums. Trying desperately to remember when each one was taken. Even when I picked each packet of photos up after they'd been printed, I knew then that I should write on them straight away, as soon as I got home.

Of course I didn't.

I hope I will from now on. Because this is a huge job. Thousands and thousands of photographs.

A couple of nights ago (before the photo sorting started) I cut out a heap of things ready to be sewn up, mainly pairs of pants, a couple of dresses. All cut from op shop fabric or old clothes. That's one of the things I love most about my sewing. Sewing new things from old things. Pants from tablecloths, dresses from old curtains or tea towels. Must take a picture of the tea towel dress and show it here. I like it. Going to see if I can dig up a picture of a couple of dresses I made quite a while ago now, one is made from some old curtains, and the other from fabric from the op shop with an appliqued flower which was cut from a tea towel. I made them to put towards a stash of things which I was going to take to a market stall. But that kind of fell by the wayside and now I'm thinking maybe, Etsy?? If you had a little girl, would you put them kin something like this?

Just waiting for the pics too upload, found a couple of extras so I've put them in to. Just so you can see what 'new from old' can be. One of the dresses (with a blue and a brown vintage button) is a little denim dress which was made from a pair of old jeans, too easy. Actually I used two pairs of jeans, one pair for the actual dress and then I cut the pocket from a second pair to put on the front of the dress.

The other dress I made from a skirt which I, very sadly , did not fit into any more. I didn't want to get rid of it so I just made it into something that Ruby could wear.

Oh man, sorry for the dead boring post. Blogger is taking so long to upload these pictures.

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