This is the end……….

Yep this is the end…..Last Friday was my last day at work; I am no longer a teacher but officially a stay-at-home-Dad or House-Husband if you prefer! Lu, my wife, is returning to work after her 9 months maternity leave and we have decided that I will take over duties at home and look after our son Harry. 

Harry was born with bilateral, moderate, Deafness and has been wearing Hearing Aids since he was 6 weeks old! Luckily I used to teach Deaf children and mum is a Sign Language Interpreter, so what better opportunity than to use my skills and spend time teaching him before he starts primary school. 

OK I know I have to learn how to use the washing machine and do the cleaning but I am really excited and can’t wait to start my new task. I am hoping that it will give me a little more time in the sewing room too: Evenings won’t be filled with lesson planning but rather a few more minutes behind the machine. (Well I hope so).

So on to sewing….

Lu’s Hacking Jacket is finished. I am really happy and I think Lu is too. I went for a classical shape to the jacket with twin vents in the back, rolled lapels, pink lining and some lovely wooden buttons. Here’s a few photos.

I’ve also been busy sewing a lovely swing dress for my friend Gail. I’m not going to post a finished photo until I’ve handed it over but here is a little teaser showing the vibrant fabric.
My blue wool jacket is coming along nicely. So far it has all been hand-sewn. It will be good to see if the finish will be as good as I am expecting. I hope to finish it in the next few days so I’ll post my reveal for you all to see.
I have completed another make for the Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network and that will go live in the next couple of weeks.
Our little Harry, now 9 months old, has started being a little more mobile and as well as crawling all over the place, has started experimenting with a little standing up and trying to walk so it has been time for a room swap. Harry has been moved into the smaller bedroom as this will be a bit safer for him and a bit easier for us to contain him! Unfortunately it means that I have had to move my sewing into a bigger room! I’m sure I will cope 🙂
I’ve also been reading this book I picked up recently. Bi-lingual Italian/English and it has certainly given me a few ideas. If you are interested in drafting your own patterns I can recommend giving it a read.
I hope, now having a bit more time in the evenings, I can blog a little more often, so until next time…Happy Sewing!

3 thoughts on “This is the end……….”

  1. Congratulations! I hope you love being a SAHD. My son is also hearing impaired, and school is much more difficult for him. Having a parent available for extra help has been very important. It sounds like Harry lucked out with parents, though. I hope you still have time for sewing. The jacket is beautiful.

  2. Congratulations on your new sewing adventure and work from home. Also it looks like you got yourself an overlocker/serger, I use mine all the time, mainly for seam finishes, rolled hems and flatlocking. Your work always looks professional.

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