I sewed for me this month! ME! We had a long weekend away in Maryland so I sewed myself two new Dahlia dresses for the trip. The Dahlia dress is hands down the most flattering and practical dress for me at this point. Love it. Going to make myself some longer sleeved ones for the fall.
14 Aug 2016 1 Comment
14 Aug 2016 Leave a comment
Only two books read in July, but that’s way better than reading no books!
I made it to the Carribean with Miss Marple and The Carribean Mystery, and hung out with a sanitation worker in The Bees by Laline Paull. The Bees is a weird and wonderful novel set in a hive with the hierarchy of bees.
On the audiobook front I’m still hanging on to Strike and listened to The Silkworm. Love catching all the clues the second time around.
29 Jul 2016 1 Comment
First up, I did make it to the post office so all my gifts got mailed out! Go me!
June was a good sewing month. I made three Rey skirts, an Everyday Skirt for me and sectional skirts for the girls. Because we all need Rey in our lives.
I battled with stretchy sports knit fabric and it won. Okay, I did managed to make a tennis dress and shorts each for N & Z, but there was so much swearing that I may never sew sports clothes again. But look how cute!
And finally, I sewed two Geraniums as baby gifts: a dress & a tunic.
Almost time to review July’s makes. Eeek!
29 Jul 2016 Leave a comment
I had a really bad Cormoran Strike hangover in June. Real bad. As soon as I finished reading ‘Career of Evil’ I started listening to the audiobook of ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’. That was my audiobook for June. Loved it!
My reading hangover was so bad I only read Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes From a Small Island’ which was a delight. Bryson is so naughty. Nails the small island perfectly but he’s a wag.
So it cured me of my hangover and I was raring to read again come July which was good because this month has been a hot, gloopy mess.