Tuesday 13 September 2016


My days and weeks are beginning to blend a little.

Did I tell you that we are still busy with our renovations....no, oh well, they are still underway a whole year later!

As we are trying to do the build on our own we are, and have been, living on a building site since last October. 

The second floor is just about done and then we can start on the floor below....I am just finding that it is wearing my nerves rather thin as of late and I am finding it a little hard to be inspired and motivated to continue most days! 

I just want it done already! 

Have you ever been through something similar?

The things that are keeping me sane, are my needles, my yarn and all my other creative ventures, which help me to dive into a world of relaxation and fun.

I actually find that happens a lot. When I have a lot on my plate, the need to knit gets that much stronger as I feel it is my meditative middle.

So let me share these projects with you now....

flip flop socks

These are my Flip flop socks.

I finished my Brainless socks (Will share them with you on Friday), and decided to use the rest of the yarn to knit up some quick flip flop socks.

These little socks are great for when the mornings have a chill in the air but I am not quite finished wearing my flip flops yet!

Know the feeling?

I did have a pattern for these kind of socks once upon a time, but I have not been able to find it and as such will be making up the pattern as I go along.

When the pair is finished I will share it with you :)

Other than that I have managed to work a little on my sewing project between my hectic soaping session :D

burda 6/2016 103

I am busy making the red dress you see above (Burda 6/2016 Model 103) as a last minute summer/fall project before I get down to sewing more things for the winter season.

This is my fabric for this dress, and I have chosen a black chiffon as the lining.

I am actually really enjoying this project and am almost done with it.

I still need to insert the sleeves and add finishing touches, but I am hoping that I will have it finished to show you next week.

Reading wise: I am still on the same title as before. 

I have decided that 2016 is obviously not my reading year, and I am okay with that.

I prefer to browse through my weaving or sewing magazines and getting inspired that way.

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this with all of my creative weekly link up friends.

See you soon


  1. I like your yarn for your socks. Pretty colour! I agree with you, when stressed I always feel more relaxed with a little knitting time. Hang in there I am sure your house will look great when it's done ; )

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thank you so much for your visit.
      Things are moving forward a little on the building side this week, which is a real blessing.

  2. pretty sock yarn and the dress pattern is lovely. We painted the main floor in a week and that put me out and I found it quite stressful to have the house messy. At our old house we did lots of renovations and it was trying to keep the house going and walking around big messes. I hope you get done soon :)

    1. Hi karen,
      Yes, I too am having the biggest problem with the actual building site. Every day I try to clean up the mess left behind, but it is really quite a useless task as it looks the same about an hour after I am done again :( And the fine white dust that is continually settling is driving me balmy!
      Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Renovation is tough. Hopefully, the dress and socks cheer you up. All the best. Regula

    1. Hi Regula,
      Yes, I so agree. A bit like a pregnancy don't you think? You jump right in and are motivated, but as the months pass you just wish it was over already so that you can enjoy what is to come!
      Thanks for your visit.


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