Sunday Sevens To Start The Year // 1 2015

Time between Christmas and New Year seems to have speeded up, leaving me wondering whether I have enough to collate to create a week’s worth of photos. If you’re trying to blog more this year and looking for inspiration, be sure to visit Nat for plenty of ideas.

1. I have begun using the beautiful new pattern weights I got for Christmas. So much prettier than shop bought.

2. I rediscovered charity shops as a source of vintage sewing supplies.

3. Beautiful early morning dog walks.

4. Took a trip to snowy Retford.

5. Started, and finished, my first Dahlia, blog post to follow.

6. Kissed goodbye to the beautiful Christmas tree.

7. Began to organise my sewing room with a new set of drawers from Ikea. Now just need to find a home for my fabric…

All being well, I’ll be back next week at the latest, with seven more snippets of my life. For everyone back at work on Monday, I wish you well! Have a great week.


7 responses to “Sunday Sevens To Start The Year // 1 2015

  1. I love the weights your right they are so much prettier then shop brought

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  2. Joyce Disney

    Beautiful pattern weights, and custom made just for you…lovely. Sad to see tree chopped in it’s prime, beautiful winter photos in Nottinghamshire. Blue drawers look cute and so useful, also means you can use your dining table for eating!xxxx

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  3. Ugh! Definitely got Sunday-itus tonight 😦
    Lovely images from your dog walks again 🙂
    Will look forward to seeing how you got on with the Dahlia…

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  4. A newly organized sewing room – how fabulous! I kitted mine out with mainly Ikea units too. Our tree is staying up until the weekend when we’re having our annual post-Christmas supper for a dozen friends. Any excuse really; it feels so bare and echoey when the decorations are stored for another year doesn’t it?

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So pleased with my purchases from the @johnlewisretail sale today! 4m of Robert Kaufman denim + What was left of some @atelierbrunette cotton + some @makoweruk metallic spot. Plus some pretty she’ll buttons that were less than half price 🙌🏼 All came to a total of £36.50. Now to figure out whether I can use any of them for my #2018makenine plans 🤔 •
#buttons #makersgonnamake #imakethings #dressmaking #sales #shopping #bargains The light isn’t great but here’s my second @sewoveritlondon #soivintageshirtdress hot off the machine. This one is made using some chambray coloured cotton from @fabworksmillshop leftover from an @theavidseamstress #daydress I made quite a while ago. The buttons feel like quite a statement and I’m hoping they don’t detract from the dress. I sewed this up as a size 12 and it fits SO much better than the 14. •
#sewmystyle #sewoveritlondon #sewoverit #vintageshirtdress #chambray #sleeveless #dressmaking #imakethings #makersgonnamake #sewersgonnasew #holidaysewing #buttons The only fabric I purchased (so far) in the sales just arrived from @misformake ~ the mason jars is a brushed cotton and the floral (+ snails! 🐌) is a cotton lawn. I only have a couple of metres of each so I’m not sure what I’ll make yet 🤔
#goodpostday #happymail #fabric #sales #salebuys #endofrolls #endofbolt #makersgonnamake #imakethings #sewersgonnasew Finished! My first @sewoveritlondon #vintageshirtdress made with @dashwoodstudio #flurry fabric with 8 vintage red buttons. I cut out the paper pattern and made a size 14, but I think it’s come up a little large and now I’m regretting not tracing it off - which I nearly always do. I’m hoping I’ll be able to nip it in with a belt, as other than that I’m pretty happy with it. I would like to make a sleeveless version in a 12 to compare but I’m not sure how best to size down a pattern I’ve already cut 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#buttons #vintage #retro #choices #preloved #recycle #reuse Last year I realised I could sometimes combine 2 of my favourite things: running and dog walking. Oliver is less compliant, unsurprisingly, but Wilf just loves to run. 
In 2017 we completed 3 #canicross races together, as well as several parkruns. He gets very excited at the beginning, particularly when there is lots of clapping or lots of other dogs. Wilf keeps me company on lots of training runs, both on his harness if we are running on the road and off the lead if we’re on the trails. He’s happy to go on very early or very late runs. He even looks disappointed if I head out in my trainers without him. 
I’ve already booked our first couple of canicross races for 2018, and this year I plan to log how many miles Wilfie runs too. He’s a good dog. •
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