UFOs. Unfinished Objects. The bane of my life! I’ve spent the past year steadily working through my knitting UFOs, and have managed to get things down to just two projects on the go at any one time – one that I work on, and one that I need to finish but can’t be bothered with. Now it’s time to start on the sewing and embroidery projects.
I started to make a felt applique alphabet book when I was about 16, inspired by a 70s/80s American craft book belonging to my mum. I started to cut out and sew some of the pieces, then it all went into a box until I got pregnant with my first child four years later. I thought pregnancy would be the perfect opportunity to finish the project, especially as I was confined to a sofa for most of the last few months. Off I went to the nearest haberdashers, bought the remaining felt that I needed, and cut out all the pieces. This time I managed to sew all the pages up until the letter “K”. Then the reality of life with a new baby kicked in, and the applique book disappeared along with all my spare time.
I’ll post some more pictures of my progress soon – hopefully in better light!