I have been sewing as much as I can. I actually finished this dress a week and a half ago and haven't had a chance or the energy to type anything about it. The last month has pushed me so far towards the edge it's tempting to just jump off myself.
In the last two months I have come close to being fired on three or more occasions, been reprimanded for mentioning "my place of work" on a public blog by my boss, and apparently there are basically 6 people spying on me and reporting back to her, seeing as talking about my TV show with customers is apparently "pumping my business". Whatever.
Unfortunately this, and other things about work, such as my hectic shift schedule (I did 11 days in a row from Boxing Day onwards and have been working 5 and 4 days in a row on a weekly basis). I can't handle doing -anything- full time. I run from things that encroach on my personal bubble. Usually that's to do with boys, to which I just break their hearts and run. This month it wasn't their heart that got broken, but mine, a little bit. That's fixed slightly but it still makes me sad on a daily basis.
I have lost the energy to do almost everything, motivation to get out of bed is hard to muster. Hence why I haven't been as active on here, or anywhere on the internet, in the last little while. I'm also having a hard time with people who work with me and after talking it through with a few people in the know I have a case for workplace bullying.
My house is a mess. Things I've had out for over a month I just haven't had the strength to put it all away. I can barely walk around in my sewing room. My anxiety got horrifically bad to the point of having to go to the hospital thanks to a certain "friend" at work who decided she didn't like working with me anymore, and told me to "get the fuck over" my issues a little while ago which just made EVERYTHING worse. If I could lay on the floor and do nothing all day, I definitely would, and being of a workaholic nature the idea of sitting around doing nothing is ordinarily distasteful.
On top of everything it's becoming more and more apparent that my best friend will be moving to Canada to be with her boyfriend after he finishes his placement in Nigeria. Bleh.
Anyway in happier news, here's a dress I whipped up in a hurry. My friend Sophie had an Alice in Wonderland themed dinner party, and three days before the party I remembered I had Alice in Wonderland fabric I bought a while ago from the Fat Quarter Shop! I had been wanting to try out some of my new patterns so I picked Butterick 5748. I didn't have enough to do a full circle skirt so this one's just a half circle.