Finances in our house have been quite strained with Jules having been out of work for three weeks, and it's got me thinking about how I can best contribute (you know, besides that little job I have of looking after our darling boy all day and all night).
I've given myself 2 months to get van Rose (my kids' clothes business) properly off the ground. In these 8 weeks, I want to get the jackets in shops and get another big commission.
If I can't make it happen, then it's back to the office I go... but the clothes are what I really, really want to do. It's great motivation!
I need samples to take into the shops. I've whipped up a few shells - my lovely mum has done a few for me too, thanks mum! - and now I'm onto the finishing details.
On these two I'm going to add (more) interest with a few bits of handsewing in some of the spots on the, um, spotty one, and some applique on the lining of the 'people' one:
This just needs some topstitching and buttons:
This one is the bane of my life! I've been working on it forever. The armsyces have been a total and utter nightmare because the black and white fabric frays easily. I'll keep persevering though - I'm very happy with how the felt hearts look and, anyway, I've put in so much time now, what's a bit more?