I am as I write still technically homeless although I have a wonderful friend who allows me to live in her house while I wait for an almshouse. We had hoped I would be lucky recently as I was in the last 3 for 2 properties but it didn't happen. Gutted does not describe how I feel.
I am still managing the local foodbank which is sadly doing extremely well having fed over 1100 people since April and recently moved to new much larger premises.
My current plan is to make and sell felt broaches and key rings both of standard flower and leaves and steampunk style with gothic decaying felt flowers and with cogs felted in. A small selection are below with more to follow when I have finished my other project....
The other project being a regency outfit for a party in a weeks time. The chemise, petticoat, blue stockings and shoes are ready. I have a cane so I won't need my wheelchair or anachronous crutches and am nearly at the end of stitching a period corset. However, there is insufficient time to make a gown so I have a clever cheat in mind - I bought the sari to make the gown and my character is Anglo-Indian so I have made a pair of sleeves to attach to the corset and will wear the sari as it was designed to be worn. I just hope I get away with it. Pictures when finished/worn!