Monday, 11 July 2011

A crafty catch-up

Good evening

Sort of back to normal here now - no phone calls at strange times and deliveries of programmes/draw tickets. Almost a normal day for the boys too - little son is now in his last fortnight of middle school and big son had the first day of a 2 week work experience placement. Band practise still tonight which is now focusing on a forthcoming wedding.

I've been busy ticking things off my to-do before Latitude list. One of those was make a dress - I spent a few hours upstairs yesterday and after a little bit of finishing this morning, here's the final result;

Its turned out how I hope and went together with minimal cursing of my sewing machine ;)

.Here's the back view - note the cute little heart shaped buttons which help hold the ties on;

Yesterday I also managed a little bit of crochet - I've now finished the first 10 squares of my first blanket stripe - just a matter of sewing some ends in and sewing those 10 squares together;

Last week at S&B I started another square and was chatting away to a friend when I realised I'd not followed the colour sequence I planned. So I've decided to alternate each row rather pull it out.

I managed a couple of CS visits last week and was lucky to find a couple of bits;

Another Ladybird book for my collection - managed to spot this on a shelf after another seasoned CS shopper had missed it AND it was only 20p!

I couldn't resist this pair of kitsch eggcups - no idea what I'll do with them - perhaps fill them with mini eggs come next Easter?

Thanks for all the comments on yesterdays post - it was such a fab day - hard work but something very worthwhile and I was stopped many times in town today by people who were there and had had a great afternoon. BTW there was one shower at the end of the afternoon but our audience were a hardy and well prepared bunch and most of them stuck it out and after 10 minutes the shower was over the sun came out.

Right an evening of end sewing in is calling - oh joy!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Miss Creativity said...

What a lovely dress you did a good job and I love the little egg cups. I have a couple and keep on promising myself I will have a boiled egg for breakfast one day and use them, but to date I have not - just the usual poridge...
Take care, keep safe, be happy
Beverley xx

Pene said...

Hey vicki the dress is great, very cute and I love the fabric combination. Haven't done any CS shopping recently but am going to Largs tomorrow so think I hear them calling lol.
Pene x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I love your dress Vicki!!

So far both the dresses I have tried to make have turned out cr@p! But Hey, i've got two new nightdresses ;o)

Love your finds too!

Looks like you had a fab day yesterday!
Hope your big son has a fab works experience. My eldest daughter just finished hers, and she had a great time (in the end).
But lots of the children didn't unfortunately.

Hope little son enjoys his new school!

Take care Vicki.
Donna x

crafts@home said...

The dress is amazing :) and the crochet, the CS finds are amazing....
Sue Xxx

quiltjude said...

wow the dress is so lovely, well done, bet you can't wait to wear it. Love the crochet too x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What a cute dress! I always admire anyone who can make clothes that you can wear and everything!

Love those squares! Such lovely colours. I am in the middle of a making a blanket but have fallen out of love with it at the mo! Oh dear.

Loved the photo's in your last post. Looked like it was an amazing day and a real family affair for you all.

Cute CS finds too!


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Love the strawberry fabric dress and great crochet x

En4tainment said...

I love the dress x

**Anne** said...

Your dress is so bright and pretty, you clever thing! Gorgeous granny squares too in lovely bright colours. I must get back into some crochet soon.
Anne xx

Lisa said...

Your dress is just lovely. Strawberries and polka dots, I'm swooning!
Love the colours on your blanket too. It'll be calling you to snuggle under!
Lisa x

Betty said...

I do love your dress, it looks really fun to wear. I am planning to learn crochet soon, have just bought a book with very daunting patterns! Your crochet colours are lovely. Bettyx

Liz said...

Love the colours in your crochet! Your dress is fantastic.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Becci bunny said...

i lone the red and blue colour theme in the dress, its definatly my favorite combination at the mo and the little buttons inish it off just right, well done :) x

Vix said...

I absolutely love that dress, it's something I'd love to own, you are so clever.
I didn't realise Latitude was so close, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some glorious weather for you. xxx

Dotty Bird said...

It really is a fab dress, and I know how lovely it feels to actually do something from the infinite list of crafty "to-do's". Fab stuff x

topchelseagirl said...

Love your dress, so summery. The crochet is great too.

Jill said...

Just hopped over to say hi. I can't believe how busy you've been of late - It makes me feel positively lazy :0)
You made a fabulous job of the dress - I wouldn't know where to start.

Gem said...

The dress looks great, and what is even better is no one else will be wearing the same thing (don't you hate it when that happens) There is an award waiting for you over on my blog. Have a great time at Lattitude xxx

Dina said...

Love the dress. I wish I could make clothing...I would be sorted then ha!