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Monday, 14 April 2014


First week of the two week Easter break and my multitasking skills are really kicking in!.  On the one side I want to do as many fun things with the girls as possible and make the most of our lovely surroundings, which means on the other hand I have to work late into the night to catch up......buts it's possible!

The first of this weeks makes were six new dresses (3 shift, 3 short sleeve) made from a lovely piece of Scandinavian fabric, the pattern was in a circle which wasn't easy when trying to cut out.

First day out was along the coast to Lyme Regis in Dorset (French Lieutenant's Woman country) didn't realise quite how narrow the Spit was to walk along so Mabel and I stayed back on the beach. 

The other make of the week was a collection of dresses made with VW Beetle fabric. I made three little shift dresses and one for the ladies 

I may not of mentioned before that Bella takes four dance classes a week. Ballet, Tap, Jaz and Muscial Theatre at The Torbay School Of Dance which is a good half an hour each way,  as a Mum of girls you would expect this to happen at some point, and she lives to dance right now and she does it all day.  
This week she took part in a competition with her musical theatre group and came first so all the hard work paid of and she was very happy.

Another trip to Dartmoor on a lovely sunny day in our Bongo "Betty" lots of rock climbing, sausages for lunch and the girls played for ages in the roof. Even managed to fit a Devon ice cream topped with a delicious topping of clotted cream.

Inspired by our trips to the beach and my left over oilcloth I came up with this bag which we've named My Big Fat Devon Beach Bag, but it would also be great for festivals, picnics or any occasion where you have to traipse lots of "stuff" about. It's lined in green and white canvas with two huge pockets and fastens with a magnetic clip.

Finished this week being featured in Folky's Weekly Picks

It's always nice to get a bit of recognition for your  mult tasking and late nights!

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