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Monday, 17 October 2016


This weeks makes included these dresses made with cute Honey Bee fabric.

and I've finally got around to getting some new personalised labels made.

Love this Anorak Kissing Squirrels fabric. 

and it's that time again, when Christmas and Christmas Fairs are not too far away. I've been using up some of my mountain of left over fabric pieces, and I've started making some little towelling backed bibs.  Never worked with towelling before....it's ALL over the house!

This week we were up at Bristol Children's Hospital for a pre-admission clinic. Mabel is due for a procedure next week called a cardiac catheter. This will allow them to assess her stent with the outlook of either doing 1. Nothing 2. Expanding it 3. Placing another one inside the existing one. 
As always it's the unknown that we fear.  Mabel, as always is taking it in her stride and sees it as a nice day off school.

Our nearest city Exeter, has just opened a few new chain restaurants and on Friday we sampled the delights of Comptoir Bazaar a new Lebanese, Delicious! 

Wednesday, 5 October 2016


The week began with a party on Saturday, enjoyed by us, and our friends. Lots of fun, dancing, a fabulous rum punch and some vodka soaked jelly babies and a 4am finish.

I haven't made these capes for a while. Love the fact you can put them over anything and POW! instant superhero.

and other makes this week. Dapper Dogs 

and a some more apron dresses in black and white pinstripe, grey and white pinstripe and a grey check. 

The week finished with a visit to Killerton House a National Trust property near Exeter. Amazing blue skies for October.

Lovely house, small and liveable. I could actually imagine us living in it.

Lovely front door and hallway

Mabel looking at home

Great Christmas table.

Beautiful gardens.

Family portraits

The house makes its own cider and has 50 acres of apple orchards.  At this time of year, they pick the apples for next years cider, with an annual festival taking place (in two weeks time) to celebrate this years cider making.

 We spent a good hour in the sunshine picking apples, we even got to sample the apple juice (not the alcoholic type)

Next years cider

After a really enjoyable Sunday, we came home and joined the National Trust, and Mabel announced that when she grows up she wants to be a farmer!

Sunday, 25 September 2016


The girls started back at school at the beginning of the month (it's been that long since I've done a blog post.) Bella started on the next stage of her education and began secondary school.

Lots of new dresses and lots of modelling work for Mabel 

Marvel Comic Fabric 

Streets Of London 

Everyone's A Unicorn 




It was book loving kind of weekend when we went to Torquay Museum for the Roald Dahl Day

Mabel Sporting her handmade BFG ears.

On Sunday we went with friends to Hannahs at Seale Hayne for the Illustrating Harry Potter event.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


It's been over two weeks since we returned from Spain, and the weather has generally be good to us. We've been missing having the space and warm late evenings. We've had various days and nights out in the remaining weeks of the holidays, and feel very fortunate that we live in a beautiful part of the country where we can continue having good times. 

When the tide goes out on the River Teign we go cockling, the tradition says that you can only do this when the month has an R in it so it was really our last haul, and a good one it was too.

We took the girls with us to Ikea in Bristol to buy them both new beds,we were planning to go onto the Bristol Science Museum but like any trip to Ikea it took far longer than it should (so we'll have to save that for another day) 

Last week we were in Amersham in Buckinghamshire for the house warming of friends Heinz & Jenny's beautiful house. Designed by Heinz it has won it's section in the RIBA Awards and goes onto the final in November.Great evening catching up with old friends 

We also booked a two hour mackerel fishing trip, minus Bella who a heightened dislike of boats since our crossing to Spain on the ferry. Great couple of hours in the sun, with a good catch of fish to take home for tea.

Bank Holiday Monday we packed up lunch and wine and headed down to the back beach for the day.  The Back Beach Music Festival was on and during the day friends and family came along to join us. We left after watching the beautiful sunset. 

We live about seven miles from Torquay (a popular holiday destination) and a town I spent a couple of years in before moving up to London. Today we took my in laws to see the show Cats at the Princess Theatre. With a couple of hours to kill we had a walk around the marina, went for lunch and spent some time in the amusement arcades.

And before we knew it I was thinking about "Back To School" and the fact I hadn't made my usual quota of school book bags. 

Very excited by my new dress design.  Many,many years ago (over 20) I bought a dress from Top Shop in the sale before going on holiday. Loved wearing in then, and still love wearing it, because it was made in linen, it's virtually falling apart.  So I've recreated it, firstly so I could carry on wearing it, and secondly to sell.  The reaction has been amazing and they will be available this month.

New makes as we go into Autumn and the sleeves get longer 

Vintage Style Flower Print Fabric Dresses 

Vintage Star Wars 


For The Love Of London 

Thomas The Tank 

Mickey Mouse and Pluto

And to use up some of those left over pieces, some little bags

And that is really the end of the Summer holiday of 2016. 

It's been fabulous, and we've all enjoyed it very much!