I have been planning for the Summer Sparkle Sewalong...I am making a Lisette Traveller dress, view A. This year Alessa, Sarah and Ali have come up witht hte very good idea of sewing just one garment in the month of June. I am making a (hopefully) wearable muslin from a thrifted duvet cover first, then using my "good" dark blue linen look fabric. I cut out half the pieces in January and then left them. Since signing up to the sewalong I have been motivated to cut out the rest of the pieces and start on the markings.
A lot of calamine lotion painting onto Little I's spots. And a peek at my marimekko bowl sent by Lovely S for my birthday.
A bit of sewing of this...Noddy and polka dots...it's... um... for me, not a child, though I have doubts about the possible infantilism (is that a word?) of wearing a noddy skirt. Can I call it ironic? Can you wear an ironic skirt? Well, we will have to see.
There's been a new craze for T:he bought a mini monopoly set from the charity shop. I am looking for a full size set now, the pieces are too teeney weeney for my fingers.
We all went to the garden centre and spent a lot of time saying "how much???" We left with a bag of compost and some bean seeds. Back at home we started planting some the seeds we have collected over the last year. A coffee and cake to go with the planning.
Oh and finally I need a bit of help. My dark blue linene look fabric has been washed twice and still runs - any ideas for fixing it? I have a vague idea of using salt and white vinegar but am unsure about quantities. That's all the news round here for now. Hope you all have good weekends, any exciting events? We are going to a jubilee garden fete IF the wind and rain stop.