It was cloudy and warm here today..just right for being outside and not getting sunburnt to smithereens!
I've been on a bit of a sewing binge lately and thought I'd share a few pictures..
First up were a few new pattern purchases that I just couldn't resist. Talking with a friend last week about spending 'leaks'..those little outlets in one's life where unnecessary items creep in and money goes out. Hers happen to be cooking magazines. Mine lately have definitely been sewing patterns. I have another frocky one in the stack but will wait until I've finished it before sharing.
I think spending leaks, within reason, are actually ok. We all need a treat now and then! Life would be very miserable indeed if we denied ourselves those certain things that gave us pleasure all for the sake of being ultra-frugal!!
Gauchos made in drill with Kwik Sew 3433:
Are these not the comfiest pants ever to be worn? I can't wait to put them through their paces in the garden!
And a flowery, springy frock in Japanese lawn from New Look 6022:
It was a little on the 'sacky' side and a few minor alterations had to be done (and re-done..etc!). The sack-factor is still being pondered over..but to be honest, I'm over it!! It is how it is. I do happen to really like the elastic at the back..it's makes it extremely comfortable!
The 10yo has been reading a papercraft book she received for her birthday recently. One of the projects that caught her eye was potato stamping, which she tackled on her own - including the cutting of the spud!
"Watch your fingers!!" I screeched as I quickly hurried past, so that she could be left to attempt it with her full concentration.
A trip to the market yielded a jar of honey with a portion of the comb inside. A great novelty for the kids - the youngest LOVES it!
My reason for buying loads of honey recently is not that it tastes delicious and that I'm supporting local apiarists, but that it's fantastic for preventing hay fever allergies! Yes?
The eucalyptus infused oil from a few posts ago was turned into a batch of soap...
I'm thinking of it as 'Gardener's Hand Soap'.
It's pretty strong on the scent as in addition to the aromatic infused oil, a hefty amount of eucalyptus essential oil was also added. The brown dots are poppy seeds which I've heard make a good exfoliating ingredient...we'll have to see!
Sunday, cloudy and warm, was a good day to meet with fellow vegie groupies up the top of our local mountain (after some had hiked up, hiked I say!), for a picnic/bbq.
With a little flower chain action too, of course!