Tuesday, 29 July 2014

This Month I Have Been Mostly #12

Hey Peeps!

I've had an amazing couple of months; I got to see Alan Carr Chatty Man being filmed with Carrie Fisher, saw my Baby Bothers brand new gorgeous house, celebrated my Uncles 60th birthday, went to Comic Con, met a new boy (!) and spent some quality time with some of my favourite people. Spoilt much? Why yes I am.
Age appropriate 60th birthday games / Paper boat flotilla for the "Not Round the Island Race" party / B'day pressie
Chi fluffing zombie fabric / Comic Con GOT Dragon / Sherklocked
Dirty Blonde in a galaxy far far away / Granny's spider / My shoes are finally free!
Pretty rainbow / First attempt at machine embroidery / Pressies from the Middle East
Hottest day of the year Chi curls up in a duvet / 1930's pattern catalogue / White wine at the beach
Sea wall / Binnel Bay / Swan like (apparently) 
This years LFCC was a really interesting experience, it was the first time I have been to this event without a Gold Ticket (which basically lets you in to all the talks without having to queue up) and I have to say that I will be saving up for a Gold Ticket for next years Con. The amount of time we spent queuing or waiting to be allowed to queue was huge and it meant making decisions between things that you really wanted to see because you had to pick one to queue for! Given the amount of money we spent on tickets and talks etc I do think the Gold Ticket works out great value for money. The Con was so much fun though and I've decided that next year I'm going to Cosplay....I've just got to decide what costume to make now.

In other news... I've met someone! For now I shall nickname him Dr Mosby; he is a real Doctor (just not the medical kind) and his friends have told him the he's even unluckier in love than Ted from How I Met Your Mother (!) hence him still being single at the ripe old age of thirty seven. I "met" him on Plenty of Fish of all places, I'd gotten a bit fed up with the pay monthly dating websites that I'd been trying over the last nine (NINE?!?!?) years and my friend Foxytron at least had very amusing stories of her POF experience so I thought "what's the worst that could happen?".... I stumbled upon Dr. Mosby, added him to my favourites, he sent me a message, we started chatting, a few days later we had our first date and that was six weeks ago. Very early days but I'm happy and he is awesome!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday I'm In Love

Hey Peeps!

Long time no blog (again). There has been lots and lots going on here on this sleepy little island and it's all been fab! There have been "Not Round The Island Race" garden parties, Uncle's 60th birthday shenanigans, Book Club meetings, London visits, Comic Con visits, Parental visits and a new boy! Oh yes lots and lots......I'm knackered!

So this week I thought I would share my love of all things Michael Miller.....
Paradise Island / Spring Fling
Park Landscape / Tropical Madness
.......aren't they beautiful? Paradise Island is the only one of these prints that I don't have in my stash but I need want it....sooooo pretty, I believe it's a border print which I love and I'm very very tempted I think it would make an awesome maxi dress/playsuit. I have three yards of Spring Fling in my stash and I'm trying to find a sundress pattern to pair it with, I love the minty green background so much. Park Landscape is such a pretty fabric and I've loved all the dresses I've seen made with it, I'm thinking for myself I might make a peplum top and matching skirt set as I'm really liking the co-ords I've been seeing recently. The last one is Tropical Madness and it's definitely a border print (I have three yards in my stash) which is soooooo pretty I'm thinking a maxi dress with a black waistband and white bodice meaning I can use the whole three yards for piecing together some kind of swishy skirt! So many plans.......must actually sew some of them up!