I haven't blogged for an entire week. I'm suffering from the same thing I was suffering from this time last year. This is my busiest time of year work wise (day job) - I have deadlines to meet which are crucial to the success of the business - no pressure then. This means that all my energy and time is going into work and not a lot else. I'm not really moaning - just explaining my absence from my blog and from making.
Today, I have managed to steal some time, and have made a first draft 'to do' list, cut some patterns, and started to make some softie prototypes - my plan being to have 5-6 different softie designs in my shop at any one time, and something that people would recognise as being a monda creation.
This little bunny prototype was a reworking of something I made earlier this year. He will be hopping off elsewhere very soon. I do quite like him, although I think he needs to be a bit fatter (or I just need to allow properly for seam allowances when I cut patterns from my drawings!).
Now for something completely different. I think I have a bit of a problem, as I am just a little too excited by this:This weekend was the first time I have ever been to a shop and purchased a sofa in my life. All the sofa's I have owned so far have been second hand from family members.
I was initially planning to buy a red leather sofa, but after seeing them in the shops yesterday I just wasn't sure that my lounge was big enough for a red sofa, as it's quite a statement really.
I will need to make some new cushions for my sofa of course and I think I'll stick with reds, but maybe also throw a few browns into the mix too.
and finally a Sunday treat for you. Mr Monda has been listening to this today. He's a Yorkshireman and he identifies with this - a lot! I can't get it our of my head and will probably wake up with this in my head tomorrow. What do you think?