Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

About Me

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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Summer days should be lazy!

Well all week I have run around after the family. Driving all over the place, doing over 200 miles just for them, so this weekend is for me. Well as much for me as I can, with my granddaughter at home this weekend!.
The weather has been glorious and sitting in a car with no air conditioning has been no job for either of us.!
So we have taken back the day. This afternoon we sat under the apple tree with the box of building bricks!. That was until the ants decided to invade us!. Poor DGD has been bitten on the leg. Dispite lashings of Sudocrem she has decided that its safer to come indoors!.

So its a video by the tv!

Perhaps there will still be time to sit in the garden a little later on, when she has had her bath and gone to sleep.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Nervously here we go.

A while back I started to write in a few forums on Moneysaving Expert, and over the last two years I have been an avid reader and poster. But I sometimes feel that the things that I am writing there no longer reflect the forums I am posting on.
I enjoy following the sewing forums and have enjoyed sewing all of my life. When I first went to boarding school at the age of 9, I buried myself in my sewing, and by the time I was in the second year at the age of 13 if not before I was making clothes for the other girls in the school, and I distinctly remember making my sister a long gathered floral skirt in white and orange. It was the end of the 1970's and flower power was still in vogue.
As I made a similar skirt for myself to go on holiday not so long ago, I begin to feel my age as the fashions have come full circle.

I have sewn on and off for all of my life. Having a sewing business making weddingdresses, and doing alterations and repairs, when the children were small and money was tight.
Although I did detour into the Pub trade for quite a while, sewing has always been my love and a way to express myself. Alas this has not been possible of late.

I now suffer from Spondylosis of the spine and this affects my ability to sew and create for long. However I am determind that I am going to find the time to enjoy my craft while I can. So I am taking the inspiration of "this one moment in time" to use my moments while I can, and to make and create when inspiration hits me, and my arm allows me.

I once started a Blog before, but after being ill, then the computer crashing and loosing all my links, I have "lost it". So I am starting again.! Lets hope that technology doesnt beat me this time and I manage to learn how to do a blog! and post pictures of my creations, as I go along.