Sunday, 22 May 2011

I Have new glasses :) and other stuff :)



HI Everyone :) as you can probably tell from the title I have some brand new shiny bronzy red specs ..lol
For the last few weeks I have been having really bad headaches and had put it down to the stormy weather we had been having ... feeling tired etc etc until I went to get my yearly check up at the Drs for my meds and she said mmmm when was your last eye check .. you know you are supposed to go every year ...Whoops .. I muttered something along the lines of actually just going up now to book and when I left I did just that .....
needless to say after being thoroughly examined I needed to have much stronger glasses and also use eye drops daily as my eyes are very dry .... soooo this last week I didn't do any stitching at all :(
but I did do a BIG tidy up and sort out of the sewing room so I shall show you where I spend my days when not  doing other things like meeting up with fellow stitcher's etc ...
My DH muttered those immortal words "oh I can see worktop " when I said I had been busy !!! so there you are ... my tiny , tidy stitching room:)
View from door into room
looking from the kitchen in
Since next door has put up their extension we don't get as much sun coming in so it is much safer for me to have things out on display .... the black box is Gillie's I over locked her some fabric and she bobbed over on Saturday to come and pick it up and stay for dinner and lots of tea drinking and enabling went on as well ..lol I love it when friends come over :)


I have been searching for some photos to show you of some "sewing" sewing that I used to do many years ago .. I used to have my own small business making wedding dresses, costumes as well as bridal flowers etc .. yeah I know I have said" not bad for a beginner" with my cushions etc but I know there are far better seamstresses out there and I can always learn more tips and techniques on how to do stuff .... In fact it is because Lynn of  http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com/ that I have dug these out  as we have been talking about her doing a blog for dressmaking and I said I would be one of her first followers once she had set it up :)
so just for you Lynn .. oh go on you can all peek ..lol
My work about 12 years ago


I am the one in the cream dress and also with my DH in our Sealed Knot Finery and yes I made his suit too with the slashed sleeves :) The photo shoot was at Wortley Hall near to us 
I don't do anything on this scale any more as it is too much for me now but every so oft I do a bit and I do enjoy making up the smalls and playing with ribbon and lace and bits and bobs ...... I think you can tell that from my collection on my back wall ..lol


So there you have it  a sneak peek into my world at the mouse house ... and now I can see much better I shall be stitching up a storm ..lol..... I have got something on the go, which I can't show you at present  but all should be revealed by the end of the week ...
okay dokay its time for a cuppa so I shall squeak to you all soon :)
take care and Happy stitching love mouse xxxxx

28 comments:

Susieq said...

WOW!!! Those costumes are wonderful.

Lesleyanne said...

WOW. Love your sewing room and the costumes.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love your sewing room . It is so good to have a space for our stitching, sewing, computer and etc. Yours sewing is so neat, love the costumes.

DJ said...

My My Lady Mouse! What wonderful costumes! And I am drooling over your stitching room, what a dream it would be to have my own room!! I'm sure it wouldn't be as tidy as yours though! LOL Well I'm so glad they found the reason for your headaches, and I hope you are feeling much better now that you have new specs! I have missed seeing your stitching, but know it won't be long before you'll be posting your most recent stitches soon! Thanks for the nosey in your room! Too bad I couldn't have a cuppa while browsing! LOL *Hugs*

Deborah said...

Wonderful sewing room!

Lee said...

I think I need to borrow you, my store room is over due for a tidy up.
Thanks for sharing the costume photos, they are wonderful works of art.

Susan said...

I love the pillows on your stitching chair; your sewing room looks very light filled; I bet you enjoy spending time in there!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, everything is lovely Mouse. And your stitching room may be small, but it's better than none!!! (I have a one bedroom apt, and have a half stitchy closet!!) Good for you on the tidy, and I'm glad you got your new glasses. I hope you're off to the races with your stitching now!!

Barbara said...

You have such a cozy stitching area...I'm jealous. It looks like a great place to put your feet up and have a great cup of tea while searching for that next stitching project. Those costumes are amazing, Mouse. You are a very talented lady with that needle. Blessings.

Tricia said...

Oh my word! Look at those costumes! Well, luckily my PIF got to you *before* you got your new glasses. Just don't look at the stitching on it now, ok??? LOL!!

Karen said...

Your are certainly talented...love the dresses!

Your stitching niche is so cozy....hope you have a great stitching week.

Nancy said...

Glad you got new glasses so you can stitch again! Wonderful costumes!

Teresa said...

Loved the peek into the mouse house. Your sewing is wonderful. Looks like a cozy place to stitch.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Quiet Quilter said...

Nice cozy little nook...I love the chair...only problem with me is that I would settle in it to sew,,,and fall asleep....

Val said...

is that a sewing room or a shop ???? lol actually it is as big (or small) as my living room !
Love the Sealed Knot costumes - x

And This Little Pig said...

Wow Mouse you are one talented lady, in so, so many ways. I am in awe!
LiBBiE in Oz

Shari said...

isn't it amazing what new glasses will do?!?!?! I just got new ones also & oh my!!!! What a difference....
wow, you are quite the sewer....I cannot imagine sewing like that.....great!!!

Ruth said...

I love your craft/sewing room. Oh how'd I'd love to sit in somewhere like that with my crafts around me and lots and lots of tea !
Wow to your costumes, I think they are wonderful and you did such a great job...this from someone who does a happy dance when I get my sewing macking to sew a straight line ! lol, wonderful work as always and thank you for the sneak peek into the life of mouse

Pete's Pixie said...

Nice to see it tidied up at last; wonder how long it will stay like that then? (ducking quickly!!) Love the costumes - you can make me one for the Halloween party so you'd better get started now. See you soon Hugs Ally xxxx

cucki said...

hi, i love your sewing room so much..it is really a lovely place to stitch.keep well xx

Rhona said...

Oh, Mouse! What a lovely stitching room, you just need to bring the kettle in there and then you'd never have to leave!!!
Wow to the costumes, they are amazing - you are a very talented mouse indeed!
As for the specs, I can totally sympathize...in fact , you have me wondering when was the last time I had my eyes tested! That really would explain a lot! ;)

Mylene said...

wow! Lovely sewing room and costumes!! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Kate said...

Glad to hear the new glasses have arrived - will make life so much easier.
Stitching room looks great - everything close to hand. Mine is all over the house!
Fab costumes!

Anonymous said...

Love your little crafting room. And the dresses/costumes are stunning.

Meari
www.meari.blogspot.com

Sally said...

Your costumes are gorgeous!

Love your stitching room. I really wish I had one but I don't have a spare room! Lol!

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Oh, how wonderful dresses and suit, too!

And so well organised, lovely stitching room.

TinaTx said...

Hope the new specs do the trick!
Your stitching room looks wonderful! I am still pondering paint colors for my room (I'm leaning towards pale pink) then I will have to work on organizing. Can you say BIG JOB?

Patches said...

Love the sewing room. I love getting new glasses.