The fierce basil and other plants.

To get it out of the way – there’s still not enough sewing happening around here. Some … occasionally. Like this t-shirt.

Non-descript tee
Non-descript tee

Please to forgive the horribly overexposed photo … the sun had long left the balcony and wandered over to the other side of the house (it was in fact near 8pm when I took the photo, and that’s the east-facing balcony), but She was still too bright for my shoddy little camera.

Not a lot to say – my self-made t-shirt sloper, with Laurel-style sleeves this time. I’ve also added a band as finishing to the seam, which I quite like. This one is just a tad too short to be perfect.

When I sewed this one up, using some jersey I bought in Walthamstow, I made another one from some black double knit. I love it to bits – it came out with this peculiar look of a well-loved but miraculously shiny new shirt to it. Since She, The Sun, was so bright, I didn’t even attempt to get a shot. You’ll see it in time, I’m sure.

In other news – my little gardening efforts are going well so far. The greenflies are eating up the roses, which does annoy  me – but in all honesty, if that means they stay off my tomatoes, I’m down. Sorry, roses. I still try to help you!

If you have no love for plants at all, you should resume your regularly scheduled blog surfing now. Otherwise, prepare for an onslaught of green:

Buds. Close up. Excitement!
Buds. Close up. Excitement!
The first buds have appeared!
The first buds have appeared!
The fierce basil.
The fierce basil.
San Marzano tomato plant
Thai basil, chilies and moar tomatoes. 

 

Parsley, coriander, chili and garlic chives.
Parsley, coriander, chili and garlic chives.
Marjoram, and a tomato plant.
Marjoram, and a tomato plant.
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