This Week...

I've had a week's holiday from work, which was very much needed.  I'd planned on doing lots of sewing.  I did manage some sewing, but I've also done an awful lot of procrastinating, particularly yesterday when I woke up from a strange dream and spent the whole day feeling anxious. 

So without further ado, here's what I've been up to this week.

I've been taking part in Rachel at House of Pinheiro's Sew Photo Hop on Instagram.  It's been a lot of fun so far, I've found lots of new and interesting people to follow there.  There is a different theme every day, here's my first 7 days:

Top row: Day 1 - Hello; Day 2 - Can't live without; Day 3 - Colourful
Bottom row: Day 4 - Work/play; Day 5 Silhouette; Day 6 - Pattern that changed my life; Day 7 - Sew up close

I made another Sewaholic Gabriola skirt, this time in some gorgeous olive/khaki and black leopard print rayon voile.  There's not much else to say about this than I said in the post about the first one I made, I love it so much.

I went to Ikea for a picture frame and came home with a sewing kit (as well as a picture frame).  I didn't need it, but it was only £10, I couldn't not buy it.  

The Ikea picture frame was for this, a free motion embroidered beach hut for my sisters wedding anniversary gift.  They have a holiday home on the coast in Norfolk, so I hope they like this.

Finally I've been lusting after this jacket/top from Chanel and desperately trying to work out if I can hack an existing pattern into a coat with a similar neckline and front. 

What have you been up to this week?


  1. I love all the embroidery you do! Such a talented lady. I, too, often find that disturbing dreams will make me feel funny for the rest of the day - it's funny what your mind gets up to when you're not looking. Hope you're feeling refreshed after your week off though! x

    1. Thank you Louise, I love doing the embroidery. Yes, the mind it a strange thing!

  2. Your beach hut picture is so fabulous. Of course they will adore it. I love your latest maxi skirt too. That leopard print is great. Hope you have better dreams tonight.


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