Hello my lovelies!! I hope you have all had a fab weekend?
Mr G has this week off as we are laying some decking in front of the cabin (or Shedquarters as I have taken to calling it lately) and so we have had a pretty lazy weekend before getting stuck in this week.
So what have I been up to lately?
Last weekend was Mothers Day and so I put my feet up while Mr G cooked one of his mean roasts (he really is a very good cook these days):
My Mum and Sis joined us for lunch - Mr G's parents would usually have come too but they were away on holiday.
The boys got me a couple of lovely cards, despite them being teenagers I still insist upon being called "Mummy" - that's what I started as and I don't see why I should change my name!! Although I do let them call me "Mum" around their friends:
They also bought me a super cute bag:
How fab is that?
I made my Mum and little niece a Tilda elephant each:
I've made five of these now and I'm particularly pleased with how these two turned out - the fabric is a kind of single sided micro fleece and it worked really well.
I've tried dressmaking again, I actually took it up the week before it started but The Great British Sewing Bee has kept me inspired.
As I love to wear jersey most I've stuck to knits so far and signed up to a class - "Plus Size Pattern Fitting And Design" over on Craftsy and am at last beginning to understand how to adjust commercial patterns to fit me better.
A heads up - if you join Craftsy they will offer you a choice of discounted classes, mine was less than half price!!
This is Butterick 5794 - next time I make it I'll add a bit more width to the skirt I think:
I used clear elastic tape and my twin needle on the neckline and it turned out lovely and flat:
I've got a couple more patterns and jersey to make up so will keep you posted.
Finally, last week I went to visit my dear friend Gem from Treasures From The Cherry Tree, we were joined by Sarah from Annaboo's House and we had a lovely girly day of nattering, baby cuddles and gorgeous food.
Naturally, there was the obligatory selfie!!:
So, that's all I have to report for now - hopefully I'll be back later in the week with photos of the decking!!