Friday, 13 September 2013

A spot of sewing

I had wanted to have a go at sewing some clothes for ages, literally years, and over the summer I finally took the plunge, spurred on by the purchase of this vintage fabric from a charity shop. I found a brilliant tutorial for a circle skirt here and have now made three! Two of which were made from fabric I bought two years ago, to make skirts with! Yes it has taken me that long!
I also had a go at making a top from this brilliant free tutorial and pattern . I know so many people who say they wish they could make their own clothes, and don't know where to start, being scared off by confusing looking patterns, and I was one of them. So I highly recommend these two projects to get you started! I have definitely caught the bug now! 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Summer holidays

It's a bit late, but here are some photos from our holidays. This summer was definitely one of the best, a Euro trip in the van to le Bug show in Spa, with a very quick trip to Bruges. A stay in Kent with my sister in law, her husband and our two lovely nieces. A week to our favourite place, Woolacombe in Devon, and other day trips. 

Our convey to le Bug

Queuing up to go on the Spa race track in the camper van

mmm lovely cars!

A massive flea market in Bruges

oooo look at all the tins

The cobbled streets of Bruges

Sunny times in Whitstable

I scream for ice cream!

My two beautiful nieces
Super view of Woolacombe

Winston loves the beach!

Happy times in The Red Barn

Parked overlooking Putsborough Sands

Putsborough Sands

Damien Hirsts' Verity, in Ilfracombe

A walk around Ilfracombe

The perfect place for campers!