Friday, 13 February 2015

Grey and, well, just a little bit dark

It's probably just because of this cold/flu/coughing and spluttering lark
which has been hanging around since New Year's Eve, but this
past week has seemed so very heavy. Sick and tired
of feeling sick and tired!  There has been a few highlights
though.  Just not enough to completely lift the gloom.
Hey ho.  Time to just get on and do it I suppose.
In the cheerier/more energetic phases there has been this:
A second Coco top in a softer, more drapey jersey this
time, but still with the neck adjustment.  Am liking that and it makes
the neck lie so lovely and flat.  The colour is that perfect mix of
navy with a hint of violet and looks great with a cornflower
blue cardigan.  I read some where - but who knows
where! - that the things you should try to make are those
that you look for each morning, disappointed if they're in the
wash.  These tops definitely fall into that particular category.

A new string of bunting flags for the FGT studio in the
 studio colours too.  And those colours really do sing out Spring!
The quote in the top image is one that the owner of the studio
lives by - she has based her whole business on it in reality.
The studio is a definite help in those
gloomy moments - all that colour and enthusiasm shines out
like the sun.

Packaging for the notes and pattern for a new workshop
started last week - pyjama bottoms.  The first two
participants were a mother and daughter and it
was great fun.  The patterns were totally
adjusted to make sure of a good fit and then they could take
it away to make as many pairs as they like!
It's probably time to start thinking about the garden, new
patterns for lighter weight tops and maybe even a
pair of trousers too.
But not today.
Today is about tidying, throwing away, and keeping the fire going.
P x



  1. lovely top Pam ! :) Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Am feeling so much brighter today - maybe yesterday was the 'dark before the dawn'? Who knows, but I'm taking little steps until fully recovered from all these bugs! Hope you're well too and looking forward to real Spring? And thank you - the top is a joy to wear xx

  2. I do hope you're totally better now Pam x

    1. If not totally, then so near as not to notice! Thanks Annie - I do tend to look inward too much and realise that looking out is so much more fun. Hope you're well too xxx