Tuesday, 9 June 2009
A mixed bag
Grace is pleased. She has a new dress. It reminds me of a couple I made Elizabeth when she was small but Grace's has short sleeves with ties.
I used a toddler pattern but chopped several centimetres off the hem. The top and the ties are lined with the fabric used for the collar.
Well my guarantee of good weather didn't work we had a day of rain at the end of last week and I measured 26mm in my rain gauge. The water-butt is full and ready for a dry spell.
These pictures show just how small our little back yard is the first one is taken from the back gate
And the second looking from near the back door towards the gate
We have been glued to springwatch over the past couple of weeks and Tia goes mad when she hears birds She walks slowly nearer and near to the tv and then one of us has to leap up and get her before she jumps up
Many of the schools here had a two week spring bank break so I was not surprised there was no work last week but I am hoping there will be at least one day this week.
I have pulled out various fabrics ready to start a challenge doll. The submit date is the end of September so I have a while. The brief is fairly open, with an autumn themed stump doll so the colours are right up my street