I have caught the sewing bug again and I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with the fact I now have a “sewing room”. This room is technically a bedroom, however it now has a staircase going through it, so it’s not really a practical bedroom anymore. You would have a constant stream of children traipsing through to go to the rooms downstairs. It works well as a study though. The computer has been set up for a while but the rest of the room has been used to store random boxes and thing that were yet to find a home.
But a few weekends ago I decided to clean it up a bit and set up my sewing stuff. After several years of having to pull out my machine and set it up on the kitchen table to sew, only to then have to pack it all away again so we could eat. It is SO good to have it just sitting there ready to go.
All I have to do is plug it in.
So in the last week (besides several yeti’s and fuzzy creatures) I have made a few new items for Charlee’s wardrobe. She seems to have grown several inches since last summer, so now a lot of her clothes no longer fit. With a serious lack of spare money at the moment I’ve had to dive into my fabric and pattern stash.
I made two dresses on the weekend, one stretchy maxi dress and another floral one (which I cut out and started about 12 months ago)
And today I made her a little play suit from some more fabric in my stash.
Next on the list is a pair of shorts and some summer tops. It would be great if almost her whole summer wardrobe this year consisted of things I’ve made from my fabric stash.
Anyway, it’s time to let the chickens out for a roam. We have to keep Trigger and Pippa separated at the moment because we suspect she will be going on heat soon, as neither of them have been desexed, we don’t want to risk her getting pregnant so young (she is just over 6 months old now). For most of the day pip is locked on the veranda and trigger in the yard (because he can’t fit through the holes in the fence he is less likely to get out when we are not home).
However we can’t let trigger in the yard with the chickens because…well, he would quite like to eat them. Pippa on the other hand is not remotely interested in eating the chickens (probably because they are all bigger than her) so when it’s time to let them roam in the afternoon, we let pip out of the veranda and lock up trigger instead. The chickens then spend from about 4:30-7pm scratching and pecking their way around the yard under the watchful eye of miss pip.
It’s a bit of a pain, but we only have to keep them separated for another fortnight to be sure, then she will be safe for 6 more months. We won’t mind too much if she has at least one litter of pups, but for her sake we want her to be much older than she is now.
Anyway, precious chicken scratching time is going to waste, so ill sight off for now.