Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birthday things and wishlists.

It's my birthday on saturday!

I'm not one of those people that likes surprises, so I like my presents in advance.
I have already recieved most of my presents from darling Ben. The highest of  highlights was a new p&s camera as our Sony A380 is quite bulky to carry around all the time. I have no idea what the make and model it is all I know is that it takes fabulous pictures and lots of features.

Another highlight sewing wise was a new fancy smancy iron. I think I killed my old one after I ironed all my fabric from our semi annual shopping trip. Its soo nice. Sewing has made me appreciate a nice ironed outfit.

I have some things I would really like to get but I know I'm not going to buy them myself right now, my sewing friend Sally and I are one a buying ban for 2 months until the 22nd of June. As I'm powering through my dresses and skirts I feel I can make a big dent before it ends.

On the wishlist:

Lady Gray jacket

Butterscotch wool from tessutis

The handbook made be in the reach as I've had someone ask about it. We'll see by the weekend.

I think the Lady Grey jacket and the wool from tessutis would make a bueatiful comibination, I would line in with a pretty pink lining for a pop of colour. 

I'm in love with lace since I made the Ava dress post to come soon. I'm making the top soon and once again I think this would make a good combo.

It may be too much, but committing myself to anything except saying I love fabric.

I have almost finished my simplicity 2444 dress, its lovely if I say so myself. I'll do a birthday dress post after Saturday.

I'm thinking of a give away, if anyone is interested.

Thanks for reading.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

preview of the Ava dress

Ah what a week I have a 4 day weekend with a wedding, endless appointments and some heavy duty garden stuff!

It was all so enjoyable though!

Here is a sneek peek of my Ava dress by Victory Patterns.

I'll do a full post but I just want to say this was a BRILLIANT pattern, I recieved by far the most compliments from all time with this dress. I love it and have plans to make more in the future.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Life and the garden

So much has happened since I last posted.

Sewing wise, It's been like a sweat shop in my sewing room, I've been really productive.

I've churned out 2 skirts, a toile of the Ava dress, the ava dress and cut out 3 dresses.

One of those dresses is going to be my birthday dress which is not to far away.

I think it's due to my new job and the setup in my sewing room has changed.

Life wise, well I'm enjoying my job so much more than the last one. Although the travel time has doubled each way which is sometimes frustrating and tiring.

Ben and I have been working on our back garden for a while now.

I gave ben a chainsaw for christmas, but it didn't work, after waiting 2.5 months we finally got a new one from the manufacture.
Less than 2 weeks later we ripped out 4 trees and had 6 stumps removed.

We bought bricks around that time, so we levelled the back half of the yard. And started the edging, it is such hard work!

Next week we are laying turf. I am so excited. Our yard will finally start to take shape.

I now have to figure out what kind of plants I want for the beds. I want flowers all year round. Any suggestions?

If anyone is on twitter, I joined a few months ago, my user name is allegravintage if you want to say hi.

Thanks for reading!