Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

When you’ve just made a simple pair of dungarees as your third item of handmade clothing, what do you do next? A pirate shirt, of course! I sewed the main seams by machine, but did all the seam-felling, reinforcement patches, hems….. …..buttons and buttonholes by hand. (Machine buttonholes are beyond my skills at the moment!)…… Continue reading Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

The Last Few Boxes

The last two boxes of books have been unpacked! The first has a few last novels: “Have I read this one?” And the last box has textbooks: Textbooks have a whole section of shelves by the counter, and they’re organised alphabetically. At the moment, they’re all new textbooks, but hopefully the Library will be able…… Continue reading The Last Few Boxes

Happy Easter!

Remember last year, when Sarah painted eggs for her friends? Well, they were so popular, that this year, she’s organised an egg-painting party! T: “Oh, the table looks so good!” P: “It really does,” S: “Thanks!” S: “Ok, here are the eggs, where should I put them so everyone can reach?” P: “Maybe in the…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

Project Roundup

I have a few different things on the go at the moment; first is the cash register for The Palace Library, which is long overdue! Remember this jumper I made for Petra? Well, it’s now in six skeins and bundles of yarn, because I want to knit it instead – and adjust the jumper pattern…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Details, Details

Work continues at The Palace Library, with the third-last box of books from the storeroom being opened. “Ooh, this one looks interesting….” Additionally, upstairs there is now a calendar and a small noticeboard in the staffroom! I covered a piece of cardboard with a scrap of dusky pink fabric for the noticeboard, and glued tiny…… Continue reading Details, Details

Sustainable Beanbags

Some of my older readers may recognise this pouf; I must have made it a few years ago now. It wasn’t getting a whole lot of use, so I re-stuffed it with scraps from my (overflowing!) scraps bin…. ….and now it’s a beanbag for The Palace Library’s staff/break room! Sarah assures me it’s very comfy.…… Continue reading Sustainable Beanbags