July seemed to rush past in a blur. Whatever happened to those long days of childhood. Now the days just don't seem to have enough hours in them to get everything done. Of course it could just be that as a child we tended to live in the moment and not worry what happened next. As an adult there always seems to be something that needs to be done or someone wanting something. I am really pleased that today is the 1st August as this month I will only be working 4 days and the rest is holiday. Time to slow down, do some reading, go for walks with John and scamp and time to just be. Maybe the warm weather will come back as well.
Today I wanted to finish a few bits of sewing that have been on the agenda for some time. I have two cupboards where I store my sewing items and supplies. One of them John has changed for me. It now have shelves and the doors open properly without the need to hold them open. I decided yesterday to sort out both cupboards to make better use of space. During the process of sorting I discovered a couple of sewing projects that needed to be finished or made. First up was this blouse.
I needed to add the sleeves and finish the hem. That was completed very quickly. It now needs a good press before I wear it. I love this crazy bold print and I made it to wear with a black skirt I have . The skirt is too boring and the colour in this blouse will certainly liven up the outfit.
Next I needed to make some new pillow cases for Scamps pillows. He has a basket but also has a pillow on the floor in the kitchen and one in the dinning room. I'd been using some old pillow cases but I'd set aside some fabric to make new ones. I made two covers from each piece of fabric, One on the pillow and one in the wash.
The red is for the kitchen and the green for the dinning room.
Also at the back of the cupboard was the fabric to make curtains for the bathroom. I wanted a new rail for the curtains and so it got put on the back burner, The curtain rail is up and so today I made the curtains. I need some more of the clips to be able to hang the curtains so that will be a job for tomorrow. I love the bird fabric the curtains are made from.