Well this time it is actually only a weeks worth of update! Although we’ve still managed to pack a reasonable amount in.
I started off the week with a few meetings at the university. I managed to wear a me-made outfit on for both days. =) First a new scuba skirt with a mustard top, and then my modified kimmy dress that I made last month.
I helped a friend move house and afterwards as a thank you she took us for ice cream shakes =) rather wonderful in this hot weather.
I got some happy post this week as well with the delivery of two sewing machines! A shiny new overlocker and a new jeans machine. Super excited to get some projects going on these.
Particularly I got to work on my Ginger Jeans which you can read some more about here. I haven’t quite finished them yet but hopefully they’ll be wearable soon. I’m very impressed so far with how the sewing machines have handled them.
Pippa was away most of the week at an exhibition in a quarry, which was very dusty and tiring.
But she did get a chance to see a rather cool industrial mining puppet.
And she also got a chance to get some more done on her latest knitting project – a jumper that she cast on last week.
In other big news I found out that I have been awarded my PhD and will be able to graduate this summer. It was potentially the most underwhelming email though…
When Pippa returned we had a nice Mezze meal with some champagne cocktails to celebrate =) In the garden to make the most of this very warm weather.
On the weekend Pippa wanted to make some new pyjamas so we headed into town to have a look for some fabric. We happened to go past a british heart foundation store and they are running #thebigstitch competition for altering or embellishing an item from one of their stores so we had a look.
There were two items I picked up which hopefully I can into something even better.
Once we’d found some lovely viscose fabric in town we returned and started on a little bit of a production line to get some pyjamas made for her in time for sailing. This fabric was so lovely and here’s the finished items. I also made her an eye mask to match.
On Sunday Pippa cooked a lovely brunch for us. Mainly because I was slightly suffering from overindulging in cocktails the night before. Long island iced teas are a dangerous thing…
Hope you all had a lovely week and aren’t suffering too much in this heat.
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