confessions of a fabric obsessive

Almost no sewing at all

This is just to update you all with my current status. I’m sure a few of you will have noticed there’s been a bit of a gap in my blogging recently. My other, non-sewing (teaching) life has temporarily taken over and will continue to dominate my waking hours for a while yet.

I’m very sad about the lack of fabric-y sewing goodness that is going on in my life as a whole, but on the other hand I’m working in a job I love that will (eventually) allow me to sew professionally too.

Not enough hours in the day to get enough sleep, never mind do fun stuff. I have loads of photos that I need to blog about, and so many sewing projects in the pipeline to tell you all about too.

I just need a ten day week, or perhaps a thirty hour day?

In the meantime, here’s a few photos to show you what I’m thinking of (when I get a chance to have non-teaching thoughts, that is):

My Spoonflower shop is doing well. I have a few collections of fabric designs including one collection completely created from my own photographs. I am regularly getting messages that this person or that person has bought one of my designs.

I am, as always, incredibly behind with my Craftsy Block of the Month.  I might get a chance to catch up around December when the college is closed. Maybe. If I do, you’ll be the first to know.

Quilt requests have been backing up.

I want/need to make one for myself as well.  Maybe over the summer holidays?

My WIPs list is so long, I despair. I’ll have to just pick one at random and sew till it’s finished over the Xmas break.

I can’t remember if I blogged about my day trip to the Fashion section of the Collections Resource Centre that belongs to Leicester Museums. I went with a group of other clothes-and-sewing-mad women and there were so many oooh’s and aaaah’s and oh wow’s ….

I know I haven’t shown you all the photos I took at my first trip to the Festival of Quilts (or have I?) at Birmingham’s NEC a little while ago. Maybe next year I’ll go for two days instead of just one. So many quilts, so little time…

The winner of the traditional quilts category at this year’s Festival of Quilts

I don’t make traditional quilts but I appreciate them like crazy…


Sew-less Claire Bear

At the moment I am loving:

4 responses to “Almost no sewing at all

  1. Debbie October 28, 2012 at 18:04

    Your Craftsy blocks are very cool. I too am taking the class at Craftsy but finished all but the hand sewing ones and one of the latest paper piecing ones as the size of the quilt is big enough for me.

  2. Paula Kuitenbrouwer October 31, 2012 at 13:49

    These beautiful traditional quilts make me often envy the time older generations had for craft work. Will we ever get that time? Time away from traffic, supermarkets, internet, and bureaucratic paperwork?
    Yes…they are very beautiful.

    • Handmade by Claire Bear November 1, 2012 at 18:38

      Yes, TV and the internet has a lot to answer for. Most of the quilts in my post were actually made in the last few years, though, so there’s hope yet!
      Thank you for taking time to comment.

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