Blooms in the garden
New book, Pure Style Home by Jane Cumberbatch...........classic and modern country style interiors book with lots of inspiring photos, lots of gingham checks, stripes and simple white rooms. Originally published in 1996, this edition published in 2014, and it shows how good country style doesn't date.
A new dress pattern too. It's a while since I've made any clothes and I fancy a simple style summer dress.
I used to make a lot of my own clothes in my teens and twenties, including silk underwear that I used to sell through a small shop. Apart from a little sewing when Bella was young, I've sewn hardly any clothes for either Bella or myself in recent years, so I reckon it's about time.
I wonder whether I will manage to make it in an hour - I somehow doubt it very much, as all the usual things will go wrong when faced with a throw the gauntlet down challenge like "make it in an hour" which I won't be able to resist trying to achieve, or even beat!
I will rush and clock-watch to achieve it, and because of that the scissors will be missing, the fabric will need ironing, the bobbin will run out, I will have joined something the wrong way round, or cut out something wrong, I will prick myself and curse.........I just know it won't be plain sailing.
So watch this space.........!!!!!
Bluebells in the woods
We knew we were in for a treat even before we saw the blue band of bluebells on the edge of the woods as we could smell the wonderful scent across the open fields as we approached.
Blossom in the orchards
The fragrance of apple blossom in the orchards was amazing too, and the blossoms so beautiful.
Couldn't resist the blossom against blue sky photos!
So much beauty this Spring.
I hope you are enjoying some beauty this Spring too.