Another week of lockdown has passed and it's been a very busy one for me. So many of my customers are wanting masks because they are thinking as lockdown ends we are going to be asked to wear them and our Government is struggling to provide sufficient for the NHS so we may be asked to make our own...watch this space as they say.
So my sewing room is a chaos of fabrics and masks in every process of making them. I've really enjoyed pulling out batches of my fat quarters, pressing them [see pic below!!] and them combining matching/contrasting fabrics to make up the masks.
Yes I have pressed some of my fabrics but the rest have been done by my trusted assistant...we make such a great team.
Im my spare time I was asked for some headbands for one of my customers who is a nurse in our local hospital so of course I ran her 6 up so she has some to share with her friends.
I also made another head band for another of my customers when she dropped her uniform dress in for me to shorten...she had been issued a new dress but it was 12" too long so I shortened it for her...as you do :-)
Whilst making all the masks my reel of elastic was under great demand so I searched the net for some suitable elastic to replace it [it's like looking for hen's teeth!!]. As you can see it's now run out but thankfully I managed to get some more eventually. I'm sure many of you saw Jan had put a competition on to guess how much thread she had ordered so I thought some of you might like to guess how much elastic I managed to buy...and win yourselves a couple of masks of your choice....please leave your guess in the comments and I will let you know next Wednesday who's was the closest guess. [I can only post to UK addresses sorry].
My last share for this week is the Luna Lapin rabbit I made for our daughter Amy. It was her 36th birthday on Sunday and I was able to let her have it when she dropped off some shopping for us.
She really loves it so I'm thrilled that I have been able to spread a little more love in our family.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and will leave me a little comment to get your name in the draw for the masks...good luck and remember I like to think big ;-)