Saturday, 2 October 2010

Catching up

Lovely readers, thank you SO MUCH for all your lovely comments on the last post.  I see some of you have even come out of hiding, and your blogs have been discovered and bookmarked!  Thankyou!

I know I have been a very bad blogger of late - there is just so little time in the day for everything! Especially as this time of year there is also so much preserving, processing and potting of the produce I have been growing all year.  BTW, for those of you with a like mind, have you seen The Jam Jar Shop . com online?  Marvelous place!! bulk jam jars.  I have recycled as much as possible but there has been so much harvest - and I have been in a foraging frenzy too - I have had to buy 2 lots of jars on top!  Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!

Also, I realise I have neglected the seed swap which I initiated back in July.  To be honest, the response was very small! There were six of you.  You know who you are!  I am happy to facilitate the swap still, but fear that as only one person has reminded me about it, that the rest of you have been just as busy as I have been!  Do let me know.

For the next few weeks, as well as starting to write my book, I have a corsetry workshop in Oxford to facilitiate and two corset commissions to be getting on with.  

One is with an Artist friend of mine, we are doing a swap, I am making her a corset and she is painting my shoes - she is brilliant at shoes amongst other things - have a look HERE.  

The other commission is not so much a "commission" as I asked if I could make my friend a corset to learn some things with.  So it is a "learning corset" and what a challenge!  Here is a picture of the first fitting.  As you can see, this is going to be what is known as an "asymetrical" corset, meaning that the sides are not going to be symetrical because she isn't.  Not being rude.  Nobody is perfectly symetrical, but some are less so than others!

More on this in my next post!

Also on the table, a male corset using this fabulous fabric which is an Italian designed (British made) cashmere/wool suiting fabric with a polyester paisley suiting lining.

Better get on with it!


Billie Jane said...

It is a busy time of year and I hadn't forgotten about the seed swap - will have plenty of seeds just not had time to do anything about it :-) xx

dottycookie said...

Busy busy everywhere I think!

To be honest, I haven't collected any seeds yet, though there probably are some I could find. It would be a bit of a weight off my mind to back out of the swap if that doesn't muck it all up ...

Joanna said...

Blimey you are busy. I love the fabric or the male corset.

Joanna said...

that should have said of not or.

Green thumb said...

Hello Julie!
I've joined your swap and collected the seeds, but if we're not playing anymore I'll plant them in my garden again :)