Sunday, 30 November 2014


little e: 1 top front tooth left, a very wonky smile!

Big E: Concentration on the Cello, he has been playing for about 6 weeks and has just progressed
to the fourth note!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Birthday Skater Dress!

It was my birthday last Saturday and Husband excelled himself and booked a table at The Dome in Edinburgh. I had heard how amazing it was a Christmas but WOW, I didn't expect it to be this fab!

Anyway, a special place meant the perfect excuse to make a party dress! I spotted this dress in M&S and knew I needed to make one of my own!

I bought 2m of stretch velour on ebay (£5.99 p/m) and whipped up this Lady Skater in a couple of hours.

think I was about to say something...!

The fabric is more of a teal colour in real life but it is the perfect understated party dress (it is stretchy too so may end up as my Christmas Day Dress too!

Going to hit publish now, we have had no consistent internet connection for weeks now so actually being able to publish this will be a miracle!

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014


little e: a toothy grin!

Big E: Keeping an eye on his doggy cousin! 

Late this week - I left the camera at my in-laws house!

Joining in with Jodi  for the 52 project. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

DIY Simple Skirt Alteration

Everything has been on hold for the last few weeks, life is too busy and I have a horrible condition that means I am unable to say no to anything. ever. it is not always a good thing...

My craft room looks more like a dumping ground as I have stacks of pre-washed fabrics ready for projects which I don't have time to do. But,  have managed to register as a small business and revamp my web site in the hope that, with a little (lot) of time and effort, I can start making some money. It is that or a normal job, I know which I would prefer (especially since I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up, I really should decide I am 34 in 2 weeks...)!

I have managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of sewing. I sewed a hem!!

I got this pure wool tweed skirt at a flea market last year (£3)  and it has been sitting patiently waiting for me to shorten it.

Well, it's time came and, using a skirt I altered last year, I cut it to length, pressed it, then hand sewed the hem. I used to hate hand sewing hems but I actually loved doing this hem and it looks so much better than a machined one.

The skirt looks a longer on than I thought I might shorten it a wee bit more!

Off to schedule my week in my google calendar, that way we might have proper meals this week...!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Big E: Got little e to wrap him in toilet roll so he could be a Mummy!

little e: Dooking for apples
Halloween fun this week.
Joining in with Jodi  for the 52 project.