Sunday Sevens // 4 2016 

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blogging series designed to share the highlights of your week. Visit Nat for details on how you can take part.  I’ve managed to only leave it two weeks between publishing a Sunday Sevens, which is an improvement on last time. And, as I’ve blogged a couple of different posts in between I don’t feel too guilty. Below are 7 pictures from the last 14 days.

1. As part of the Japan topic we’re studying at school we did food tasting. I was very impressed that all children tried a little of everything, and surprised to learn that green tea was a firm favourite. The teriyaki flavoured seaweed less so! 2.  My 92 year old Nan gave me a couple of knitting tips, including to slip your first stitch to create a neater edge. I haven’t done any for over a week but am hoping I’ll get back to practising now it’s half term.

 3.  I took a trip to the bright lights of Chesterfield with my mum and bought buttons! I’ve hardly bought any, ever, so it’s always tricky when a make calls for them. I’m hoping to build up a bit more of a stock.

 4.  We went to a baby shower~birthday celebration for 2 people at work to the fabulous Carlton House in Worksop. We’d booked, as there were almost 30 of us and a stunning range of cakes and sweet treats. I chose a malted chocolate cake that was just gorgeous.

5.  This is the next make I’ve been mulling over for a week. I love the short sleeved views but can’t decide whether to use this vintage style floral or the navy fabric with pink arrows I bought in Dewsbury and just love. I’m fancying a make that’s a bit more technical to get my teeth into next.

  6.  I love that the days are pulling out and managed to get out with the dogs once or twice before it came completely dark which feels like a huge novelty. There were also a couple of days where I didn’t walk as far as I would have liked, so I’m hoping to get back into it over half term.

 7.  On Wednesday we had a Sushi Showdown blogging event after school, that children and parents could attend to make sushi. They could opt to make a bento box at home to bring to present and transport their sushi. It was busy but went really well, and I was amazed how many children ate their sushi (filled with their choice of tuna mayo, cucumber and peppers). Definitely one to repeat another time.

 I’m now off school for a week for half term, and spent the first day visiting my friend and her little boy in York which was lovely. Apart from catching up with people and walking the dogs, I’m hoping for lots of chance to sew, so hopefully there will be more photos and blog posts coming very soon.

Have a lovely week, and if you haven’t already, don’t forget to head over to this post for a very special discount code you can use to buy some beautiful fabric.


Sunrise: 7.26am
Sunset: 17.12pm


7 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 4 2016 

  1. Alison

    I love your button selection, especially the greenish ones which look like mother-of-pearl. I think the vintage style fabric you’ve shown would work really well with the pattern. Enjoy half term (I remember so well how quickly it passes!) it looks as if you’re in for a lovely week for long walks, crisp, dry and cold. Enjoy 😄

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  2. That cake sounds AMAZING!!!! Just the type I would choose too! Love the buttons ❤ I think the fabric you've picked out for that dress would be perfect – can't wait to see the finished make!

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  3. Enjoy your midterm break. I love your buttons especially the green ones with the little leaves on them! Good luck with your sewing & knitting!

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  4. Love the japanese themed items. I think the dress would look great in either fabric, but I would go with the vintage floral!

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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 🤷🏻‍♀️
#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 🧐
#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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