Well my Lovely Friends how are you all. I am sorry that I have been away for such a long time. It has been a combination of things which has kept me away from my blog. First of all the pesky gremlins have stayed around for such a long time and are still there, hidden in pockets, somewhere inside this computer. I am nearly there now thanks to my lovely Friend who has been so helpful and kind trying to sort it all out.
The other reason which I cannot go into is due to something which I had to do. It has been planned for a while and I knew that I had to face it on my own. It has been a week now and was such a distressing thing to have to do. I cannot explain how dark the world is to me at this moment in time. It is nothing to do with illness but is linked to someone I love who isn't around anymore sadly. I miss him every day and at this moment in time this pain is just unbearable. I did think about not returning to my blog as I cannot face much at the moment, just putting on a brave face and taking one step at a time - my students all keep me going as we have been so busy. In the midst of all this we had a programme inspection and happily my area came out with an excellent outcome so all the hard work I have put in has kept my mind very much occupied during the day. My sewing has been a blessing as well as I have tried to carry on as best I could and have produced some things to show you.
However at the back of my mind each day I was really missing all of you and had crept back at times to read up on your blogs and decided today that I would return because the friendship and warmth I have experienced since starting my blog last May has been incredible. You will have to bear with me for a little while as it may be all a jumble but hopefully I will get stronger once again and be able to smile and laugh.
Well I think the best thing to do is to just let you see what \I have been up to over the past week or so. I have always wanted to have a go at a child's dress, for years now I have looked at magazines and thought it would be such a nice thing to do. I had bought this cheery pink fabric from Abakhan recently - it was so spring like I just couldn't resist.
I just loved these little flower buttons, so cute.
I cannot wait to see one of my little Peeps wearing this one. I had some fabric over and so of course had to make something else................
Do you like this little bag? As usual I go OTT with decorations.....Rachel my sewing teacher says that I should call it a 'Dorothy Design'!
I couldn't stop and had to put something on the bottom.
And inside too.......
Not sure if I am doing this for the little Peeps or me!
The little Peeps are just crazy about Frozen but getting hold of any fabric is just crazy but I managed to get another piece from Ebay with enough to make two little bags and some brooches which went down a treat.
I love putting little designs inside the bags now as I think it is a cute surprise when you open them up.
The lovely Sarah from did me some more photographs but unfortunately the ones I sent were a little out of focus but I was able to use them inside each bag for the girls. They loved seeing themselves inside the bag and there are not arguments about who they belong to either.
I love using the machine to write with, it makes everything so personal.
Do you like this one - the fabric is from IKEA which I really love and only £5 per metre. I love the little bag and the fabric for this was chosen by the Peeps when we visited Blists Hill Victorian Village a couple of weeks ago. It was so easy to do. I need to give you the name of the designer which I do not have to hand but will let you know on the next post.
I chose different coloured buttons to make it look pretty and cheerful.
Well lovely Friends this is just a quick post to say hello again and sorry about the silence. I am so glad to be back but forgive me if my post isn't as coherent or interesting as I would like it to be. I need to catch up with all your lovely news now and send some messages to you all. Be happy and keep safe wherever you are in our wonderful world. Sending you all my loves and hugs as always. Dorothy :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx