The big reveal

Its 8:30pm on a Friday night – I’ve done a full day at work, come home, cooked a roast dinner, washed up, made dessert and in return? I get kicked out of my living room because the kids want to watch season 2 of Stranger Things and I’m not interested. In an effort to not feel like an old woman, who’s already in her pajamas, I’m blogging to prove I’m still young and in touch with modern life. And yes, I’ll keep telling myself that.

I had a jolly phone call from the servicing shop that has my overlocker, after having waited two weeks. The flipping lower looper is bent and needs replacing, so there’s £60 I’ll not see again. As a crafter, I know it’s always the small things that cost the most time and money, but grrrr.

You may remember me saying that the two to four week wait for my overlocker would bring us to the date I actually needed the project completed by, and without my (more expensive than I thought) overlocker, I did indeed phone a friend. She kindly let me take over her living room for half an hour while I finished doing all the bits I needed to do, using her machine.

After having my long suffering husband zip and unzip me into the dress about seven times so I could get the button placement right and make final adjustments, it’s actually finished. Completely finished. And it looks brilliant. It seems a long while ago that I started with this, flat on my kitchen table.

As is typical of me, I did end up doing a few last minute adjustments on the evening of it’s debut.

I wore it to one of the several functions I need it for and it went down pretty well. I even got a commission out of it, which is great. Here’s the finished article – ta dah!

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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