First is Simplicty 1590 - a Retro 1940s pattern.
I had made a start to this before I got the flu so it was just a case of finishing it off.
This isn't a great photo but it shows the peplum at the back.
Now, whilst this looks amazing on Diana the dummy, it doesn't look so good on me. The peplum at the back sticks out more than I'd like (I'm blaming the fabric as my bum is one of the few places on my body that does not stick out! LOL) so I'm going to see if I can take that off and replace it with a not-so-sticky-ooty piece instead. Fingers crossed!
Next is the Grainline Archer shirt which I have admired all over blogland in recent months. I bought the pattern near the end of last year and finally got mine made this week. This is me trying it on before I cut the buttonholes and finished off all the threads.
And me wearing it today.
I did wonder if the stripey buttons were a bit over the top with all that striping thing going on but I decided they're perfect for it.
All in all a very comfy shirt and I see myself making many more of these.
I've been working on a ripple blankie for a few weeks now. I started with the intentions of only using shades of blues, greens and purples but I got the urge to use a yarn that changed colour which is adding those oranges and yellows into the mix. I'm loving the way it's looking.
Next a happy purchase. Joanna and I went out to Matalan this morning as I had a 20% discount card which I wanted to make good use of. I'm very pleased with my purchases!
I'm a great believer in, if you find something that you like, buy it/them in all the colours you like too. So I did. That 20% discount took £4.80 off the price - not to be sneezed at! Now I need the weather to warm up so I can get some wear out of them but I suspect I'll have a good few months to wait for that to happen!
Finally, I got the most lovely parcel this week from Amy at love made my home . She e-mailed me last week (when I had the flu) saying that she wanted to send me something for helping her get her blog button working. I joked with her that she didn't need to send me anything - the way I was feeling, I'd be happy with a piece of string. So that's what she sent me!
But she also sent me a fabulous book, a gorgeous teatowel and a beautiful pack of notelets.
I've already thanked Amy but I don't think you can say it enough. Thank you, Amy. I love everything so much - especially the wee bit string! :oD