Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Summer update

Gosh where does the time go? I can't believe its end of July already. I've been super-lazy with sewing recently, life has been getting in the way, busy at work, family things, planning moving house (though that's still to come) and all the rest. I have stacks of beautiful fabrics and patterns waiting, I just need to to get started. In fact I think there's too many cause I can't decide what to start with, does anyone else get that or is it just me?

I was in London and Glasgow for work at the end of June (which was fab!) and oh boy do I miss the UK. All the lovely sewing magazines, fab fabric stores and obviously all the buzz that has spread from the Great British Sewing Bee. Talking of which do you my dear readers watch it? I've still not watched series 3, it's on my to-do-list, maybe when I'm on hols next week ...

I did once again end up buying a pattern even though I'm not supposed to, but Tilly's Ariel skirt is just too cute to resist. I think I'd quite like a red one for the autumn (or for the non-existent summer we're having here!) I'm a bit miffed that Bettine pattern only came after I'd come home otherwise I would have bought too, see no self-control I tell you. And I might have bought a copy of Love Sewing magazine as it had a cute tea dress pattern included...Ooopss. I fell in love with the John Lewis haberdashery section in Glagsow, who wouldn't want a pink sewing machine?

John Lewis Glagsow

Accidental shopping  (sans Ariel pattern) 

We're off to Tallinn coming weekend I've heard that they have amazing fabric stores there, I may need to visit one or three. Any recommendations dear readers? Anyhow that's all for now, I'm going to go dust my poor neglected sewing machine now. Hope you're having a more productive summer than me! 


  1. Itselläni on nykyään aina Englantiin matkustaessani matkalaukussa varattu erityinen tila kaikille ompeluostoksille. Siellä on ihanat valikoimat :) Ja tässä ilmoittautuu yksi Great British Sewing Bee -fani :) Olen katsonut kaikki kolme kautta useampaan kertaan (jos nyt kehtaan tunnustaa...). Ihan paras ohjelma ja 3. kausi on oma suosikkini! Olen monesti miettinyt Ariel-hametta, mutta olen ollut vähän kahden vaiheilla. Innolla odotan, että näen versiosi siitä!

    1. Oh, täytyykin katsoa 3. kausi nyt, kun loma alkaa. Toivottavasti ehdin myös hiukan ommella, koska olen ollut super-laiska viime aikoina. Ariel meni ompelu-listan kärkeen, toivottavasti saan pian esiteltyä valmiin version täällä.