Thursday, 18 April 2019

Easter Adventures Part 1

We've had quite a busy Easter break so far (and after the sheer volume of meals out, we never want to eat again!)

The first few days we were based in Cambridge. I had a bit of a sort out of all my bags of material. They usually live in the corner as my drawers are full, so I went through the drawers and was able to put loads away. I forgot to take a before picture, but there were about 4 more bags in this corner! This remaining bag contains wool for an ongoing project, so I thought it was okay to leave it out.

Our friends Becky and Martin and their lovely dog Brienne came for a visit too. It was a very chilled few days, with a walk to our favourite cafe and lots of games both in the garden and inside the house. We all just needed a relaxing few days, and that is what we had.

I also managed to squeeze in a bit of crochet (and trying to get a picture of the sparkly material). Hopefully another outfit for the crochet doll will be complete soon!

Just before the Easter holidays, we also squeezed in a spot of gardening. We had a patch of the garden with a dead tree and lots of other dead plants in. Darren spent an afternoon digging out as much of the roots as possible - the picture is of him looking quite pleased with his day of work! We then went to our local garden centre to get some lovely new plants to put in the garden. Fingers crossed they grow well. We picked a variety of plants that would be bee and butterfly friendly so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with them in the summer and so on.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Shirt Dress Finish

Yes, you have read the title of this post correctly - I have finally finished my shirt dress! I spent yesterday evening adding buttonholes and buttons. I am definitely a huge fan of the button hole foot and short cut on my sewing machine.

I had a very slight incident with a brand new seam ripper jumping the pins at the end of a buttonhole, but I fixed it. This just sums up this whole sewing experience - a great learning curve but lots of odd things went wrong.

Having said that, I can't wait to make another one!

And Continuing the Rainbow Theme...

One of my best friends is expecting a baby, which means only one thing - time for a baby quilt! This one was easy to pick fabric for - I h...