Monday, 6 August 2012


Here comes a small flurry of posts after a bit of a drought.  I have spent alot of time recently reading other peoples blogs and not blogging myself, mostly due to a lack of oomph and everyone being at home for the summer holidays. However, at the time of writing,  Husband is out, the girls are bickering playing nicely in the garden and I'm feeling a bit more inspired!

I have been sewing, I'm midway through a skirt for Littlest and I have another FO to show too, but here are a few slices of life... Warning - picture heavy!

In July the Olypmic Flag came past our house - the village had a decorate your house competition for the houses on the route:

our the middle of our street...!

house with flame
the garden and allotment are in dire need of attention. Due to all the rain, then warm weather everything has gone crazy - especially the weeds!
spot the veggies

a pretty corner of the garden

picking peas

visiting friends and family, watching A LOT of the Olympics on telly - so much that I think the off button has stopped working, and going to a certain sporting event:

Especially for Karen!
Cheering on the mens Quad

Victory lap by quad

Helen Glover with her medal
Me at rowers after regatta party with Steve Redgrave & Greg Searle in background(!)

FO: Summer florals - Simplicity 5195

Some of you may remember that I started this dress some time ago .

By the end of the Autumn term 2011 this was all but finished, just waiting for the zip and the hem. However, the room that we change in at class, and my sewing room, were a bit chilly, so I put off trying it on and finishing it! Also finishing a summer dress at Christmas didn't feel right.

Fast forward a few months and we had a spell of warm weather, which spurred me on to finally finish it, hurrah!

Unfortunately, it rained quite heavily for a long time just after I finished it, so apologies for the pretty awful photos. (Head chopped off due to bad hair/gumpy expression!)

Worn 'as is'

with belt

with belt and fancy shoes
 And a 'worn in real life' shot:
I did wear this to a friends 50th birthday party a little while ago, but no photos were taken due to excessive dancing!