Sunday, 1 March 2015


Big E: Spinning while reading!

little e: Did this really once fit me?!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

February in Review

Is it just me or has February just disappeared? I am almost certain time is moving a little faster at the moment! To be honest this has not been a great month but I did achieve a few things...

Finished Objects:

1 Parisian Top

1 pair of PJ's.

1 Darling Ranges Dress - still to be blogged.

Books Read:

Finished Cupcakes at Carringtons by Alexandra Brown (started last month)

3rd Degree by James Patterson. I am loving the Woman's Murder Club series, luckily my friend has read them all so I have them all lined up in the bookcase just waiting! A little light relief between books is needed though!

Christmas at Carringtons by Alexandra Brown - had to read it as the first one ended with 'to be continued'.

Half way through 4th of July by James Patterson.

Weight Lost:

0 - oops!

Mission for March:


Sunday, 22 February 2015


Does anyone else find when the kids are off school time just disappears? I don't think we have had that busy a week yet I have no photos of anything and resorted to photos at tea time!

Big E: Nose in a book.

little e: Actually finished tea with no arguments!!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

7/52 - A weekend away

We spent the weekend visiting my best friend in Cheshire. We stopped at the Trafford Centre on the way down and visited the Legoland Discovery Centre.

It was a bit of a disappointment, a bit too young for my two and far too many poorly supervised young children spoiling the few attractions suitable for the older ones.

Yesterday we went to Jodrell Bank - it was a brilliant day out, the kids learnt loads about the universe and I realised I hadn't forgotten everything from my Physics degree :)

little e: learning about inertia

Big E: It all depends how the weight is spread out.

The dish fully rotated while we were there, the kids thought it was amazing!

This morning we went for a walk along the canal to try and burn off some of the kids energy before the drive home, it seemed to work and

the kids even got to help operate one of the lock gates!

Now to get through the next week of school holidays!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Parisian Top

I have had my eye on this pattern for a while but last week I decided it was time to buy it.

I thought it would be the perfect thing to use up some of my jersey stash, unfortunately, my stash is not as large as I thought and the only fabric I had enough of was slightly odd cream bandage type jersey. Even then I didn't have quite enough and the shoulders ended up very narrow.

Crumpled after a day's wear.

Shoulder seams are too narrow, not particularly flattering!
I used some old fabric for for the collar that goes really well with my new skirt. The collar fabric is probably the same era as the skirt fabric - 70's ish. I can't believe in all these years of sewing I have actually made two things that properly go together - I'm learning...

Now to find some ethical or second hand fabric to make another version!

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