So... birthdays. With my (justified) reputation as a bookworm, I am always gifted books for any and all special occasions. Look at yesterday's haul! Has anyone read any of these beauties?
And speaking of delectable reading materials, look what Pickled Weasel sent me! Admittedly, it wasn't for my birthday as such. But do you really need a special occasion for True Blood and Alexander Skarsgard? No, you don't. Steven has been rolling his eyes at me for about six days straight because I am not getting more mature with age, I'm regressing into a silly, mooning teenage girl. What - ever, Steven.
So... let's jump right back to the subject of my birthday. My lovely in-laws gave me money to buy a much-needed new coat. What's that, a coat? Oh yes, speaking of coats, I'm participating in the Lady Grey sew-along on Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing.
Click here for more info
Anyone else playing along? I can't decide what fabric to use but I'm leaning towards a raincoat fabric. Can you believe that I don't have a waterproof jacket? And I live in Scotland? The sheer madness of it.
While we're on the subject of sew-alongs: Cool Girls, I have not abandoned you. Starting Monday I'll be doing the weekly update on the process, starting with the dreaded body measurements. Get your tape measures and tissues out!
And finally, while we're on the subject of meta-sewing, anybody seen this and been tempted?
Shabby Apple are having a Design a Dress competition! For more info and the rules, click here. But you can't do it, because I might. I call first dibs on winning.
As always, I eagerly await any comments. To help you navigate the meanderings, a summary for me and you:
- Caterpillar cake: comments probably unnecessary
- New books: please share enthusiasm
- Viking Vampires: exchange tales of being silly in this respect (or any other)
- Sew-along Lady Grey: tell me what fabric to use
- Cool Girls' sew-along: forgive tendency to procrastinate / confirm tape measures
- Shabby Apple design comp: pat my back / stroke my hair