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Sunday Sevens Weeks 40 (me 15)

Apologies for a slightly late Sunday Sevens.  After such a hectic, sewingless but productive week I ran out of time and couldn’t post until today!

So for those new to my blog, or to Sunday Sevens, it’s all down to a brain wave from Natalie of Threads and Bobbins. Head over to her blog to find out more!

1. My mum called into the market whilst in Leeds and came home with 1 1/2 metres of this fabric for me.  It’s a crepe see through fabric. She likes to come home with random unusual pieces for Thimberlina to work her magic with!

Any suggestions??

2. Back to Bradfield for another cricket match.  After the first innings the wicket is prepared for the other team to bat.

3. H’s turned 13!  Gosh can’t believe it!  The cake was a joint effort.  My mum baked it, my dad iced it, and I added the grass and the wicket!

4. Out for Tea to a local Indian Restaurant (I wore my jumpsuit!!).  H and little Charlie decided to suck the lemons!!??

5. Staining an oak book case for the living room.  This was has been at my mum in laws for 12 years.  It was from our old house but we’d no where for this until now. I had a little accident and spilt 1/3 of the tin on the bottom shelf! Oops!!

6.  A healthy meal at work followed by a few rows of crochet.

7. I found a nest of tables in a charity shop for £15 and bought myself a sander!

I had too many photos so I’ve sneaked an extra one as the ‘feature’ photo. It’s a selfie from the match at Bradfield – me, mum & the lovely Sarah!

Hope you have a lovely week!

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    • I stay away from it, it’s my hubby’s toy! He bought me the thingy to do the windows….. Great pressie…..not!! Lol 😀

  1. Love your selfie & that cake was a masterpiece! yummy-yum-yum!
    What’s the content on that mystery fabric? For me, sweltering amidst sky-high humidity , I wouldn’t do anything with a poly for summer. ☀️😲 Would stash for winter & maybe a fancy blouse ~ but that’s this weather, not yours.
    What do you need??? 😉

    • I need nothing!! Maybe more golfing clothes but it’s no good for that! I think it’s a poly crepe but I’ve not set it on fire to find out yet. I’ve no blouses in my wardrobe, they weren’t my thing but now I feel left out, they’re everywhere. So whilst I don’t really need one, maybe I should have one anyway! Don’t have to worry about the weather here. It very rarely gets about 18 degrees C. 💦❄️🌞💦❄️🌞

  2. I love the collective work you all did with H’s cake. Happy 13th!! Your fabric would be fun as a dress with a full skirt. (as in circle) I can’t wait to see what may become of it.

    • Might be a bit see through! Could cause an accident if i walked down the road in it!
      My dad always used to make make our birthday cakes when we were kids – we had some ace ones! 😀

  3. Another busy week! No wonder there was no time left over for sewing. Love your mum and her fabric challenges! The elephant fabric is great. Are you going anywhere nice over the Summer? Looks like perfect kaftan/ sarong fabric to me 🙂

    • Camping in Cornwall – would need an Oslo to go over it, lol! But it’d be perfect for a sarongy type thingy! Maybe one of those kimono jackets that are everywhere at the minute? 😀

  4. corrineappleby says

    Ooh, yes – I agree with Navybluethreads – a kaftan would be great just in case you end up on a beach somewhere (perhaps not Scarborough though brrrrr). And great cake making! It looks yummy!

    • It was yummy!! I ate too much! I’m not going anywhere that I’d need a kaftan for 😕.
      Last night I watched the 1st & 2nd episode of the syndicate whilst doing some crochet. It’s filmed in Scarborough. Do you know where the big stately home that they do a lot of the filming is? 😀

  5. I’m a member of the Stashbusting Sewalong 2015 group on Facebook and one of the members just posted a picture of a blouse she made using New Look 6179 (she did it with short sleeves and said it used 1 1/2 meters): Pretty style, though I’d guess you’d have to wear a camisole or something under it.

    Pretty detail on that table in the foreground of the picture and YAY for electric sanders! Sanding by hand is the WORST.

    • Thanks for the link- I’ve checked it out and it’s reminded me of something very similar in my stash… to hunt it out!
      And yes, a big YAY electric sanders, so much quicker!! My fingers felt weird for ages after though! 😳

  6. I have been missing you this week! But let you off as you have been so busy! Fabulous cake!!! Looking forward to seeing the tables and book case, your living room is going to look like it is from House Beautiful!! Have a good week x

    • Thanks Amanda! No time for blogging much – but I’m doing my 10,000 steps nearly every day. I’ve lost 6 lbs in 4 weeks!! The living rooms nearly done, just need to find a TV cabinet to work my magic on! 😀

  7. I can’t wait to see what you do with the furniture you are refinishing. I have a few pieces in my house I have to do too. Happy Birthday to H I love the cake so cute. The fabric is lovely and I think would make a lovely blouse 🙂

    • Thanks! I used Rustoleum paint for the furniture which I think is an American company. There’s some great ideas in their website if you need some inspiration 😀

  8. For the fabric I’m thinking kaftan?
    Great cake, hope H had a lovely birthday! And you wore your jumpsuit out – wow you didn’t expect that to happen did you!

    • I certainly didn’t! It felt great too. I’ve lost a few pounds since I made it so I need to wear it a bit more otherwise it won’t fit me! 😀

  9. How about a Baby Doll set for the bedroom? Perfect if it’s see-through! I bought a set of nesting tables too, but undecided what to do with them yet. Great cake effort! Good on you championing the virtues of the jumpsuit!

  10. Bekki Hill says

    Belated Happy Birthday to H. Great cake – love the candles too. Are you staining or painting the tables? I have a set that are totally battered and wondering quite how to resurrect them. Great feature photo too.

    • I’ve used a stain that I had mixed at b@q for a bookcase and the small table, but for the nest of tables I used rustoleum chalky paint which is sold at Homebase. They sold it at b&q too but Homebase stocked a bigger selection.
      I’m going to write up a short blog post soon with the before and after pics. 😀

      • Bekki Hill says

        Brilliant, thanks for that. I keep thinking I want to use paint on mine, but then can’t work out what colour to use. So I look forward to seeing yours all painted up 🙂

    • Thanks for the link, though I’ve seen that top before I’ve not taken much notice of it. I do like it, but I don’t think the fullness on the arms are for me 😀

      • No, the arms are a little silly, but I was thinking of the sheer fabric, cut on the bias and I’d just seen that top. I’m sure if you wanted to you could leave off or alter the daft sleeves.

    • Thanks Annie, I’m thinking blouse at the minute but may opt for some floaty quick T so I don’t have to sweat over button holes!

  11. I love the cake!! And what a bargain for the tables 🙂 With the fabric, I think a blouse would look nice or some sort of top that you could maybe wear a strappy top beneath it?!

    • Thanks Natalie! I’m airing towards a blouse – I’ve been looking at the one in the years GBSB’s book. Just need some time!! 😁

  12. I first read your mum’s fabric purchase as 11 1/2 meters and thought, “oh wow, what is she planning for!”. Then I realised it was only 1.5 meters, much more normal! I vote for a flowy top.

    • I could have had a different elephant top for every day of the week, lol, but sadly only have 1.5m ….that reads better! 😀

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