Days like this …

On days like this I feel very lucky. The French doors are open and everyone is relaxing. I have picked some sweet peas for the kitchen window and Jimmy is pottering about out there finding spaces in the limited amount of earth we have for some new plants. The teens have bought him a geranium and some runner beans and he is in heaven. Jimmy is in heaven when he is either in the garden, in a garden centre or on his bike (a jolly Kona single speed Paddy Wagon) stopping only to look at garden centres. I know he’s not my Dad, but he does a great job of being their Dad and so we are very lucky to have him. By the way, my Dad is also very lovely and I’m very lucky to have him too.

Me-Made-June days 18 (3) and 19 (4) …

Yesterday was a toughie. I didn’t cheat (not really), but I did wear a dress over jeans that I re-vamped rather than made. Is that OK? I think I’ll allow it (in my own little rule book) because it still took a bit of skill to do it and I have worn it to death. If I hadn’t made the changes, it would never see the light of day. It had spaghetti straps before (not good on me) and I replaced them by making the tie back belt into wide straps. Adding the mother of pearl buttons made a little extra detail. Lots of people have asked me where it’s from over the last couple of summers  and it is one of my favourite outfits, I know I can’t take the credit for making it but I think I can safely say I made it into something better! No photo today but as I know I’ll wear it again, there will be one soon!

Today I am wearing my (only worn once before) Liberty dress. This was originally a big gathered skirt probably worn by a lovely old lady who liked her garden … I would imagine. Another one of those “Oh my goodness a bit of Liberty print/ I must have it/ knock people out of the way to get it (not strictly true) moments” from a charity shop. I made up the pattern (why do I keep doing that?) but luckily it worked out quite well. I am wearing it with leggings today (something I never EVER normally wear), and I must say, I quite like it like this. Another positive to come out of MMJ me thinks, making me find a way to wear my dress when it would normally have stayed in the wardrobe until the sun came out!

Still not started my skirt but I can feel I’m getting closer to a sew of some kind!

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