Monday, 17 March 2014

Well Hello There....

I really don't know where this year is going - it's just flying by.

I meant to blog much more regularly this year and here we are, almost a third of the way through the year with just a handful of posts done.

So what have we been up to?

In early February I spent a lovely day with my dear friend Ashley from Country Rose at Unravel Knitting Festival - there were some really lovely yarns to tempt us with:

I was quite restrained on the shopping front, just buying a few FQ's and trim and a lovely beaded scarf knitting kit:

We had a lovely girly, yarny day together and we even met a celebrity!! Lynda from The Great British Sewing Bee!! She is the mother of Sarah from Crafts From The Cwtch who we know via Instagram. I was a bit star struck to meet Lynda as I love the Sewing Bee!! She is really lovely and so I am most definitely TeamLynda now!!:

I'd been inspired by the Sewing Bee to make the dress I'm wearing in the photo above, I was quite pleased with how it turned out:

In other news I've had shingles. This was the third time, I had it when I was little and then just after W was born in 2000. Each time just a little patch on the bridge of my nose which has been very itchy and unsightly but thankfully not painful. A bit of antiviral cream and it's cleared up thank goodness.

We're thoroughly enjoying the wonderful sunshine we have had these last couple of weeks - it really lifts the spirits....

Pop back tomorrow for a bit of a Ta Dah!!....


S x




  1. The dress is lovely, did you use your own pattern or one you'd bought? How lovely to meet Linda, she is my favourite contestant also, I'd only seen the last three episodes of last years SB and thoroughly enjoyed it, both myself and Mr B have been enjoying this years competition.
    Beautiful wool on sale there :)

    Peg x

  2. I live in the USA and am hoping that the sewing bee season 2 will be on YouTube, so far it is not. I really enjoyed season 1.
    Your dress is really nice, I like your dress form too, did you buy it or is it a custom made one? I want one but my measurements don't seem to match up with the manufactured ones.


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