Monday, 30 November 2009


they have their moments....not allot but once in a while they can be cute

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

fresh inspiration


It seems to be a long while since i did some sewing just for me and i am so glad i started again. I recently bought a second hand Victorian style nightgown for Florence. She loves wearing it so much i thought i would try to copy it for her. I had some gorgeous fabric I ordered a while ago from House of Holland . The fabric is nothing like a Victorian fabric but still gorgeous.

I also made her a tunic top from the same pattern which is perfect for all the jumping around she does...lots of flexibility.

WARNING::: beautiful clothes will not necessarily change mischievous children

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

finally gave in


For a very long while people have suggested that i make bunting....i have not been inspired to make bunting at all. It seems like a very boring job to do.

But i finally gave in because i really fancied some Xmas bunting in the house. I had a load of Xmas fabric lying around that just did the job. I took me about an hour and i am so pleased with it. Its really homely and very festive....now I'm just dying to get started on some more Xmas decoration's

Friday, 13 November 2009

the day after....

I have been hesitant to write this post......

yesterday was the long awaited xmas fair in torquay and something whichi have been gearing up for, for a while now.
The evening was a preview for guests that turned out to be mainly family friends of the charity organisers. All the stall holders were told that a wealthy selection had been invited and so to stock up. Well i think these wealthy people were wealthy because they didn't like spending money.....I didn't do to badly on the evening, alot better than others who sold nothing.
But we all had high expectation for the following day which was open to the public and had apparently been well advertised. I made even less on the following day and we were hanging around for a great deal of the time. It makes me so sad to think of all that talent in that place that was going un-noticed. Thankfully i did make some money but it was nothing in comparison to what i laid out for this event.
One thing is for sure, i met some lovely people and in typical british fashion we made the best of a bad situation. I also learnt a great deal about what makes a good fair and how to choose selling avenue's wisely.
Now i have the task of looking after sick children whilst feeling pretty crap myself....oh thats enough self pity...life goes on.

Monday, 9 November 2009

I'm So excited



So I only have to wait two more day's and the Xmas fair begins. I have just finished my first mock up of the stall. I am pretty pleased with the result, It has all tied in together well using the Farrell and ball sage green. All I am worried about is having enough space. The table I use their will be smaller which should make it all look a bit more spacious. I have got to get some photo's printed off for a photo album I will display for people to browse and place orders. I have also got to finish some more peg bag's and then i think it's all done.......sooo excited

Wednesday, 4 November 2009




I am really pleased with this dress and I think that putting the owl at the top was a good idea. This linen has been especially difficult to work with and has frayed very easily, it is beautiful quality but shrinks a great deal. I think i need to find a natural fabric that is a bit more predictable.
I am also particularly pleased with the hat stand it is hanging on. It was a bargain from the range....great place...

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


What a Little find I bought today and it shows off the girl's dresses perfectly. Although I am thinking they need a little bit of an extra touch on the top front. Back to the drawing board....

Monday, 2 November 2009

My little horror's


A good time was had by all

and many sweets were consumed...