First is a 'Tilly and the Buttons' Cleo pinafore dress I made in blue denim. You can see that I had my little helper/photobomber Barney the springer spaniel with me! I have included one of the outtakes too. I topstitched the denim with orange thread and put orange buttons on to secure the straps. I can see that I will wear this dress a lot, including with long sleeved t-shirt and tights. In fact, I have just bought a pair of ochre opaques. I am so looking forward to trying them out!
2 Autumn is really here now! Some lovely red hawthorn berries spotted one sunny morning on my dog walk, and the grass sparkling with dew. I like to imagine that the dew drops are tiny diamonds sparkling away!
3 I have been hand sewing little bits of my scrap fabric together in the evenings while watching tv. Here's what they look like so far. I have put them away for now as I want to concentrate on sewing for Christmas (I love making little felt ornaments for the tree). I am imagining this as a bed size quilt in a sort of rainbow colour pattern.
The other quilt I am making but have put away for now, is this one, called the X-factor quilt. I am using up lots of autumnal colours for this one. The pattern was in one of my (very) old quilting magazines.
4 Autumn in my garden. I put my phone right down in the grass to take photos of these little tiny fairy mushrooms. Or are they toadstools? I don't know what the difference is. But I think it is quite a good year for all types of fungi.
I love the colour that this vine goes in the autumn! And look at the colourful purple berries on the Callicarpa bush!
5 Finally, our son turned 30 last December, and his sister bought him a supercar drive around Goodwood race track. He finally did it last weekend. Here's Maurice, Nicholas and his girlfriend Natalie. He absolutely loved driving the Ferrari and Aston Martin and then was driven at high speed around the track by a professional driver. Great fun!