Hello! I took the girls down to my mum's at the weekend, so we could celebrate her birthday with her. We had a lovely day - made even nicer by the unexpected bonuses of seeing one of my nieces and my god mother whilst there, and, a cheeky dash out to buy some fabric just me and my mum.
I wanted to make another Ginger skirt. Having had a good sort out of my wardrobe a few weeks back, I was after something that would become an everyday favourite to go with clothes I already have. I picked up this lightweight denim for a bargain at £6.99 per metre, and had in mind a plan to do some red piping, so stocked up on cord for that, too. Then it was time to jump in the car and join the others before all the birthday cake was eaten up.
|Can you guess what I'm making?|
There is no denying that I am completely enjoying my new found love of making myself clothes right now. It feels like it's a grown up version of the cutting and sticking and colouring in making stuff based play my little girls adore so much. At the risk of sounding like Miranda's mum, it really is such fun.
Just to the left of me in the picture above, The Vegetable Patch of Glass has a bit less glass in it than this time last week. Three sackfuls less. There is still more to go, though. And two tonnes of top soil coming by the weekend, so there is a definite deadline to work towards now. (I need a deadline, don't you?)
But, as it's raining, and I am a fair weather gardener, I'm going crack on with some sewing whilst I have the rare treat of two sleeping little ones (and two big ones at school for another hour). My next makes are going to be some dresses for the girls. With each make for myself that has appeared over the last couple of weeks, they have been gently(ish) asking when I'm going to start making their camper van dresses. The fabric has been sitting on the side for a few weeks. If I thought I could get away with a Ginger skirt out of it, I would.
We're returning to Devon for our family holiday this year. It's back to grey drizzle outside now, so I'm going to picture them running around on the beach, eating ice creams and lollies (and probably spilling the last bit) as I make these.
Maybe just one more brownie first...
|Love at First Stitch - out soon|
|Made by David - one of my favourite Cocos|