Sunday Sevens // 20 2015

 Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series which allows you to share 7 photos from your week. Nat has full details. 

1.  I rustled up a rhubarb crumble last weekend, but still have a huge bundle in the fridge so will be making at least one more imminently. 

 2.  Little Oliver is malting, badly! I’m sure he didn’t lose nearly as much fur last year, but maybe that was because he wasn’t old enough? Brushed a huge pile of white fur from him, but there’s still a trail wherever he goes. 

 3.  I got a dressing table! Not transferred all of my stuff into it yet but I love the vintage style. 

4. I read somewhere these pens are good to use in fabric as they fade with heat, ie when ironed. Not tried them out yet but they shipped from Japan and I loved the little note included:

5.  Just the one dog walking photo this week, I missed a couple due to end of term busyness. Hoping to catch up over half term. Spot the Wilfie…

 6.  A lovely and unexpected gift! Can’t wait to get a plant to do it justice and brighten up my paved area. 

7.  All of my bedding suddenly seemed old and faded, so I sourced some new from trusty M&S. Love this duvet fabric! 

 My first day of half term has involved a little tidying, a lot of sleep, and not much else. I don’t have many plans for the week, which is exactly as I like it. I hope to catch up with some of my favourite people and make a return to sewing, which has been on hold for a while. A dog walk or two a day will be a must. If you are off work too, enjoy, and fingers crossed for sunshine. 

 

  

 

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11 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 20 2015

  1. Loving the plant in the teacup 🙂 do you still use that special comb on Oliver? I need to get one but haven’t seen them over here yet!

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  2. Loving the plant in a teacup 🙂 do you still use that special comb with Oliver? I need to get one but haven’t seen any here yet!

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  3. You’ve just reminded me that we need to pick our rhubarb this week, it’s huge at the moment. I’m planning on lots of sleep too this week, enjoy a good rest!

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  4. Ooh, rhubarb – I love the stuff! Love the dressing table too, what a great addition to your room.

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  5. Beautiful bedding! Enjoy your time off and your dog-walking.

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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 🤔 •
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#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. •
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#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 🤔
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#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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#soivintageshirtdress #dashwoodstudio #shirtdress #collar #handmade #Imakethings #memade #dressmaking #January Searching through my vintage buttons for 8 that are a suitable match for my almost finished @sewoveritlondon #vintageshirtdress 🧐
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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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