Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Dress No. 2 *~*

I have the bug now.... I have made another dress....
This time a zip was required...eeek !
I could not make" head nor tail " of  the pattern instructions...but "youtube" came to my rescue....
where a very nice lady took me by the hand and showed me how to put in an invisible zip...Yay!              (the zip went in beautifully but I could not say it was invisible Boo!)    it is under the arm so I shall just walk around with my arms down all day!!




Now I had better do some housework...Thea xx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

A Day Spent in the Beautiful Lakes....*~*

A few weekends ago ..Fin and I drove up country to the Lake District..
It takes us about 2 hours ( if the traffic is kind )
It was one of those beautiful Sunday mornings when you just know it is going to be special...
We arrived in Hawkshead just as it was waking up..quite empty and quiet ( for a change )...
It was a pleasure to walk about in the warm spring air watching the shopkeepers preparing for the day ahead...
We said our goodbyes to the lakeland village,  jumped back into our car and took the scenic route through the hills...

We stopped off for lunch in Ullswater just perfect...
Ullswater was quiet and calm, sparkling  in the afternoon sun, the air warm and still...

Back in the car and a drive to the northern side of the lake....Pooley Bridge

By now the sun was setting and a light mist hung over the water...

It created such a beautiful light, Fin and I just stood there holding hands while watching the evening unfold..

Time to leave and bid farewell to this perfect day xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sewing ...A Dress !!

As many of you ladies have, I loved the "Great British Sewing Bee" BBC program...
I loved the idea of having at making a garment for myself... ( I know many of you have joined in to make a skirt with Daisy..http://lazydaisyjones.blogspot.co.uk ) very exciting


I have not attempted to make a garment for years and years. I think the last time was at school when we all had to make a nightdress....(mine was made in yellow and pink seersucker fabric  with a tie ribbon neck!! )

So I took myself of to the fabric shop with my piece of paper scribbled with a list measurements and notions needed to make my dress...the lady was very helpful and said she had been very busy..I chose a pretty blue floral poplin fabric...
I traced my pattern then got cutting..I took my time and thought things through (several times) before I made the first cut...
I made sure my fabric pattern ran the right way ( the nap)...which did mean I had to change the order of the pattern printed in the book
My new sewing room was a dream to work in... lots of light and room to move about..( I was waiting for Claudia Winkleman to appear! )
The dress....

It was quite a baggy pattern with no fastenings... just a pop over dress
I did have to put a extra pleat in the neckline as it was too wide...
I was so pleased that the sleeves set in very well ...just a little easing needed








It is very different from what I normally wear but I love it ...I hope you like it too Thea xx

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement the pattern I used was from ...

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom [With Pattern(s)] by Yoshiko Tsukiori ...with a few of my own tweaks! 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Getting Ready For Springtide and Easter...*~*

We are getting ready for this lovely time of year...



We had a few branches down in the recent winds so I have used one for the Easter tree this year...

The sleepy Bunnies are dozing on the shelf...


Bunnies on the dresser...
Bunnies sitting in the corner...


Springtide in the kitchen...

A few little treats...

Three little Bunnies made with love for three little Granddaughters...

Lastly, did you see the beautiful Full Moon last night...
So magical... Happy Springtide, Easter to all ...have a wonderful weekend Thea xx