In a similar way to my me made Dublin post last year I wanted to summarise my me – made holidays. I have not made anywhere near enough clothes to wear me made everyday yet (sad face) but I try to plan a wardrobe which is me-made everyday for my holidays because it gives me an aim and a deadline and it made me feel good on my holidays.
So, we were, as always, in beautiful Northumberland staying in the cutest little cottage for 2 called Rose cottage just outside Bamburgh.
The first day, Sunday was a proper chilled day for us, so it called for a sloppy jumper and jeans which were all RTW I’m afraid.. I did however make full use of my cute little sunglasses case in the winter sun. It’s just a rectangle lined in red and folded in half with some wadding between and a little tab. The fabric was a fat quarter from a bundle from hobby craft.
Monday we drove inland and visited a vintage and fabric shop, called Village Tea Rooms and Emporium. I love it so much that I wrote a blog post all about it. We came across it a few years a go before I knew much about fabric… I was desperate to go back now I knew what I was looking at and it seemed fitting that I wore my Vintage 1970s Maudella Dress.
It’s a lovely journey in land and we tried to get some nice bloggy pictures on a gorgeous bridge we passed but this is the best we could do… It was a little breezy!
I bought SO MUCH fabric! The lovely Beryl who owns it, was so chatty and just wanted to talk about where all the fabric had come from. There were so many pieces a at £1 each so I went a little crazy (think supermarket sweep!)
I was informed that the grey is ex-designer and it’s such a great quality fabric. I can’t wait to get stitching up.
You may find me sad but I took my machine with us, I had to get sewing for the Moneta Party and it relaxes me so why not take it on holiday! I took 2 Monetas because they need minimum pressing. I cut them and labelled them before we came so I could just enjoy some sewing. Bliss. I used little white sticky notes to label the pieces and I’m thinking I will do this again as it made it so much easier!
We spent the day pottering around the coast, mainly Seahouses. I had Kyle take lots of pictures of my lovely new dress and we pottered around having a lovely time. The fabric is a gorgeous Galaxy Print jersey from Fabric Styles.
Wednesday I wore my new Yellow Needlecord Skirt which was make using Simplicity 6346. I really love this nice bright skirt. I wore it on a trip over the hills and in the countryside. It was a bit nippy but this kept me looking bright and cheerful.
I’ve blogged about this and how I based it on a designer skirt, if you’d like to see more windy pictures click here.
Thursday was Storm Doris day so we had a quick trip out to Barter Books to get reading materials and picked up some supplies and then returned to the cottage and battened down the hatches.
I picked up this copy of Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia, who has a designer clothing company in New York. It was second hand so it cost me £5 but you can get it on Amazon, it’s got some really inspiration pictures and comes with a CD with PDF patterns on it. I’m going to try something from it soon, there’s a pretty cool sweatshirt in there. Anyway, that was me entertained during the storm!.
Friday we had a cup of tea and a walk round Bamburgh and the beach. I wore my second moneta, which is how I think of her sadly, as I don’t think she is as good as my Galaxy Print one. She has made an appearance on my Moneta blog post though.
Saturday was going home day, so donning my Hogwarts Hoodie we came home… I’ve had a great week though.
We were straight back into work on Monday so there’s not been much sewing for me, sadly but weekend’s a-coming and it’s set to be a chilly one so we can all guess what I’ll be doing!!