Firstly I'd like to thank you for your lovely comments about my craft room. I have to pinch myself when I go in, I still can't quite believe it's all mine!
I've been working on the blind. After a not very fruitful Pinterest search on how to make a Roman Blind I had a dig around in my (very) old patterns and came up with this one. I pulled it out of a magazine ~ Prima possibly ~ and made a blind for our flat we had when we lived in London 25 years ago. A lot of patterns I saw used blind tape sewn onto the lining, this pattern however, makes the channels with the lining fabric which you then insert the rods in ~ for me wooden dowling.
The new kitchen island was the perfect place to cut and measure the fabric, no kneeling on the floor.
The instructions were easy to follow and I was soon congratulating myself on a job well done. I hung the blind, tied the cords and pulled it up. The centre hadn't come up that well. I puzzled over why, did I need and extra cord in the middle?
Then I noticed that I hadn't stitched through all the dowling channels and the fabric was loose. So down it all came, battening out, sewing machine back out the box.
I love that the fabric matches the clock and oh! the wallpaper ~ I'm still excited by it.
I noticed that there is another Drops Sale on all their alpaca yarn ~ now until Christmas in case you were wondering ~ and the combination of alpaca and 30% off was too much to resist. The folks at Wool Warehouse are super efficient at sending out their orders and this lovely combination arrived on my doorstep a few days later. This is a new yarn, Nord which is a combination of 45% alpaca, 23% wool and 30% polyamide. I got 3 balls of each colour thinking I'll make some socks and something else.
It's a 4ply yarn similar to their alpaca yarn, but the addition of the wool gives it a bit more structure. I can't wait to use it.
Also this cute Knit Pro needle sizer dropped into my basket, I couldn't find mine anywhere when I needed it. Of course a day after a new one arrived I found the old one. Hey ho.
It's half term with me right now, the weather is distinctly autumnal and not in a good way. Damp, foggy and grey. Meh!
Right, that's me for now, have fun.
See you soon.......Clicky Needles.