My excuse was that Mothers Day is coming up so I bought myself a new sewing machine.
It is a brand new sewing machine. I only ever had second hand ones before.
Living in small shack with a dodgey solar power system makes it tricky being able to use the said machine. The power only runs the lights for a couple of hours at night when it's been a sunny day so I can't really waste the power but usually once a day someone turns on the generator so we can all charge our laptops or to use other appliances.
The trick is to have my sewing all ready to go and then I eagerly listen out for the sound of the generator being turned on and can get a bit of sewing done then.
Inspired by the gorgeous creations over here at Etsy, TPF Faerie Wear and Intergalactic Apparel. I made a pattern for a hooded pixie vest.
It is coming along slowly because of the power situation and trying to find time to sew with the three kids needing attention, but it is coming along and I'm pretty happy with it so far. Not that it will be anything as gorgeous as the creations on the above sites!
This is the felt panel I want to sew onto the back of the jacket.
Anyway I'm off to cut out more fabric and eagerly await the sound of the genny!