Saturday, 2 June 2018

May round-up








 










May is one of my favourite months of the year because everything in the garden is growing like mad. This May has been exceptionally warm with lots of hot sunny days. Earlier in the month I enjoyed a lovely weeks holiday in Northumberland. After a week away I arrived home to lots of new plants flowering in my garden which is always very nice.




A little bit of shopping this month.  I could not resist picking up these New Look patterns in their recent half price sale.  I always like to have a good supply of sewing patterns to choose from for my next sewing project. I can't wait to sew some of these and when I do I will write about them on my blog.




I also picked up this really nice McCalls M6696 shirt dress pattern from my local sewing shop which was also half price. The pattern on the left is a vintage pattern that I picked up from a local charity shop. I think it's from 1974 and I really like the style of dress.  I shall write a blog post when I make it.




I also like to buy vintage fabric and sewing supplies whenever I find something that I particularly like. This week I was drawn to this pretty floral cotton fabric with wild flowers on it.  I have about 3m of it and I am not sure yet what I will be making with it. I have a few a ideas but meanwhile it has been pre-washed so it is all ready to use when inspiration strikes!  I also picked up some buttons which are always useful to have.  I seem to have plenty of assorted odd buttons in my stash but not many garment quantities. I particularly liked these because they have been sewn onto cards which will make finding them very easy.






At the end of May I left the NHS after 11 years of service. I shall be starting a new job next week and working less hours. I'm very excited to have more time to do all the things I love.


Thanks for stopping by and until next time.

Yvonne x




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