Friday, 16 August 2013


This really is a poor neglected blog. A steady trickle of visitors find it every day, so if you're reading this - hello, how's things with you?

I suppose that it's a bit of a cliché that I pretty much stopped blogging as soon as I started paid employment, because before that the blog filled the little slot marked "it's not all about the kids y'know... what about meeeeee!". But there you go, it is what it is.

So what have I been up to in the last 3 months or so? Well, there was a *bit* of sewing and creative work. I organised a pop-up tea room as part of a local community festival and made an appliqué banner out of stash oddments and an old bedsheet. I also did some quick tablecloths by buying cheap gingham from Fabricland and hemming it fast and furiously. And then made a squillion scones and a couple of cakes.

It was a lovely day and we had an amazing team of volunteers serving teas. We completely sold out by the end of the day and made over £150 for the local community centre.

And talking of the community centre, another thing that has made me very happy was finally getting round to putting up a new website for the place. It's pretty basic (uses Blogger) but is sooooo much better than what we had before, and can be updated much more easily. It's here if you'd like to take a look (probably only relevant if you're in East Bristol, but hey!).

I'm also very excited about a new Women's Institute group that's setting up locally. Amazing group of women with lots of plans, we're having a launch party in September.

The fabric at the top of the page is a lovely print from the aforementioned Fabricland that I'm hoping to make into a blouse very soon. This may actually happen, as I have a completely child and husband free weekend coming, where I'll have the house to myself to strew bobbins with abandon. Anyway, my tea's ready, better go...


  1. Is that fabric from fabricland - I must get myself down to the shops, its lovely. It would make a lovely blouse.

    1. Yes it is Fabricland. I find if you're prepared to rummage, they have some nice cotton prints, alongside some of the more lairy stuff! The buttons came from a fab little haberdashery shop in St Nicks Market (if you're in Bristol it's well worth a visit)