A little video clip from Malawi. I finally worked out how to upload it on to the blog!
Another gorgeous dress arrived recently from Fiona and her daughter Hannah. Its so pretty. I love the combination of spots and stripes.
I love the pockets too which were Hannah's idea. Gorgeous!
Thank you so much. Fiona has a lovely blog called Poppy Makes which you can find here
I feel like I have lost my sewing mojo again recently. I've been really busy with other stuff and organising the 'dress a girl' project which I love but I'm finding the whole computer thing is just eating away at my time. Blogging/facebook/twitter etc just seems to take up hours and hours. How do other people manage to do both? They are great tools for networking and I love using them but I never manage to do any sewing anymore! I have decided to challenge myself to making an item a week for the rest of the year. Anyone want to join me? Just thinking about what I want to make!
I did manage to finish a little bit of sewing this week. Butterfly party bags for Izzy's birthday. They look really sweet so I hope they like them.
Full of butterfly themed things!
I popped into Fabricland today and found some gorgeous really cheap fabric for some more dresses and other projects all at £3.50 a metre. Some Licorice Allsorts fabric!
A lovely shabby chic rose fabric
and another pretty rose fabric
I have to say that I am always so disappointed whenever I visit Fabricland in Bristol. The staff are just so miserable! Nobody ever smiles or wants to help or talk to you about what you are making. They are missing a trick. Fabric shopping should be a fun activity where you spend hours browsing and chatting and feeling inspired and SPENDING MONEY. In Fabricland I'm too scared to ask anyone about anything. I usually get scowled at for queuing in the wrong place and a friendly chat about your latest project is NOT an option. Is this experience limited to Bristol or is it nationwide? I always come out dreaming about what my fabric shop would be like if I had one and how friendly and welcoming it would be. If only!!