I've made a lot of progress this week but it doesn't feel that way! I'm in the process of writing up a project for Sewing World magazine, I've made a start on the project I'm making for Abakhan, I've sold (rather than given away free!) a pattern on Craftsy, oh! and I've finally published my caravan doorstop pattern on Craftsy too.
It doesn't end there. Oh no. Possibly most importantly, of course - I've finally made a button for you to grab for Handmade Monday! I sooo hope it works, because it's possible I shall be tearing my hair right out if it doesn't. All that code just drives me mad (how do some people manage to work with it all day long?). I don't think bald would suit me, so hair-tearing isn't really a good idea, although it could save me a lot of bad hair days, I guess.
Feel free to grab the button from the button in the sidebar (or above) by copying and pasting the code into your own blog - and (despite my whingeing paragraph above) please let me know if it doesn't play nicely!
You'll also notice a button in the sidebar for the Blog Train - the idea is to gain more visitors and followers. It appears slightly odd to begin with (and some of the English is decidedly dodgy!) but don't let that put you off. You'll find lots of interesting blogs, and they'll find you too.
If nothing else, it's made me feel good outlining some of the stuff I've been doing here, because it feels at the moment that everything is going too slowly, that I have far too much to do and that I'm wading through treacle. Still, at least I feel I'm wading in the right direction!
If, like me, you're here in the UK, you may be enjoying your extra-long four-day Jubilee weekend and some sort of celebration tomorrow in honour of the Queen's sixty years on the throne. Street parties, anyone? Looking at the weather forecast, it seems our Queen might be even more influential than I'd imagined - there appears to be a day of (albeit slightly cloud-covered) sunshine on Monday wedged quite carefully between two rainy days. Perfectly planned, Your Majesty - thank you so much. I'm not wishing to sound ungrateful, but it'd be great to extend that sunshine a little!
Royalty aside, it's time for you to leave your link.