Sunday Sevens // 43 2015 

A weekly blog series to round up any particularly photogenic or eventful highlights of your week. Check out Nat’s blog to find out how you can join in next week.  

 It’s the Sunday at the end of half term, though fortunately we have a bonus day off tomorrow in the form of an inset day. It’s been a fairly quiet week, and I’ve made the most of some time to myself by sewing up as many makes as I could – seven garments in total! The upshot of this is that I completed – and exceeded – my Personal Pledge. 

1.  The weather this week has been mainly grey, interspersed with a few showers and some fog. I walked the dogs with my mum close to her house and came across some highland cattle. 

 2. A dull photo but an exciting investment – I treated myself to a new invisible zipper foot, and wondered why I hadn’t done so sooner! I’ve only seen one zip with it so far but it seemed so much firmer and smoother than my previous one.  

 3.  I took my mum to my hairdressers, where I had the usual and she had a few highlights and a trim. Ooh, and I’m wearing one of my new makes! 

 4.  I’ve done a bit more ‘cooking’ than usual. These are the easiest roast potatoes I’ve ever made – I didn’t peel OR parboil, just chopped them and added oil and seasoning and they turned out great! 

 5.  I used my bias tape maker for the first time. 

 6.  I began making a cape – as inspired by Ali! Apparently, it’s possible (for me) to be confused by a cape, so it’s now on the WIP pile awaiting the purchase of extra fabric AND lining. 

 7.  A foggy dog walk to end the week. I went somewhere different and Wilfie in particularly absolutely loved it – woods to explore, hedgerows to sniff under and fields to chase through. It has been tainted a little as he chose to wade through a very stag an puddle at the the end of the walk, so it was bath time for both dogs when we got home. 

 A couple of extras from the misty morning walk:  

   If you’re back at work tomorrow or Tuesday, have a great start to Autumn 2. If you’ve been working all along, have a great first week of November. My new half term resolution is try and keep my hand in and do some sewing during term time, spurred on by the fact I would like to make at least a couple of Christmas gifts this year. 


16 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 43 2015 

  1. Always feel my photos are so shoddy compared to yours, that first one is beautiful, almost looks like a painting! Well done for getting so much sewing done, will look forward to seeing what you’ve been making…

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  2. Love the photo’s again, the leaves especially. So you got lots of sewing done, it’s always a feeling of great achievement, ticking them off the head list.

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  3. Your scenery shots are stunning! Happy new hair dos to you and mum, you both look lovely! And thanks for the mention, I was going to another the same as my first, but then I’ve seen the new patterns out in the Seamwork magazine, and yours, and now I’m all confused! 😯

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  4. WOW! I love that first picture. Gorgeous! Sorry to hear you’ve had a lot of gloom though 😦

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  5. Your haha looks gorgeous! As she’s your mum’s! For will wonder how you ever coped whether without that concealed zip foot now.

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  6. STH

    Such beautiful photos! Sounds like a wonderfully domestic week, a nice change from the usual, I’m sure. Have a wonderful week and good luck with your resolution!

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  7. Excuse me – did you say SEVEN? Did you eat or sleep this week at all? How you did all that and still managed to take yet more wonderful photos puts me to shame. I’m wondering whether or not to invest in an invisible zipper foot, although I kind of perfected the technique twenty-odd years ago with a normal zipper foot. Does it really make it that much quicker/easier?

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    • Seven and just cut out an eighth! All fairly simple makes which is why they haven’t taken too long. I haven’t had much experience using a regular zipper foot, but I guess if you’re happy with the finish you get with that you probably don’t need one. It definitely made it quicker AND easier for me by comparison with the plastic sub £2 one I had before!

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  8. Gorgeous photos this week – LOVE the one of the cattle 🙂 I’m ordering a proper invisible zipper foot this morning!

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