Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Girl time

On Saturday and Sunday my daughters and I got together for a bit of creative R and R. Hosted and devised by Hannah we had a wonderful time making the beginnings of two Amy Butler Barcelona skirts which I hope to show later when they're finished.

Here's a sneaky preview of mine

I had got over excited when Hannah offered us a rummage in her fabric stash and remembering some skirt designing I did on the course rushed out a few sketches and even made a pattern for the one on the bottom right. 

Unfortunately when I put all the fabrics together in real life the looked hideous, so went for something a little less extreme. Hopefully you can't go wrong with black and white and a bit of colour.

As usual we had a lovely supper washed down with some super wine.

It was a great girly afternoon and evening which we followed up with a huge cooked breakfast on sunday morning.

Hannah and I continued to sew for most of the day and she made a wonderful laptop bag from an outgrown baby carrier.

From this

As if by magic 

to this

How cool is that, I want one.

On Monday I spent the day helping my  eldest daughter to rearrange a couple of her rooms to accommodate some lovely '40's furniture she has just been given. It was a very satisfying day, if a bit tiring but this was the result of part of her transformed living room.

Next time it'll be redecorating, that is if I get invited to help again, I can be a bit bossy.....


Heather said...

What a productive time you and your daughters have had recently. The skirts will be very stylish - love your black and white version, and the supper looks pretty stylish too! How nice that your daughter's 40's furniture continues to be loved and cared for. It is still in excellent condition and looks very good.

Mike Young ARPS said...

Its all looking great, even I haven't seen the sowing project yet! The breakfast was certainly a highlight, I didn't need to eat for the rest of the day !