Friday, 23 May 2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Stepalica Skirt and suit jacket. Plus tights, long sleeve t shirt and scarf not me made.
Suit jacket and silk bow blouse from Gerties book. I also wore a white stuff skirt.
Day 3, 4 and 5
My me made over the weekend was my Abbey Coat, made and worn as a jacket, with jeans and a t shirt.
Same as day 2.
Day 7 and 8
My suit jacket teamed with the Peter Pan collared dress I made in Feb.
My grey wool blend suit. Burdastyle jacket, pencil skirt from Gerties book, worn with a cap sleeved sorbetto edged in red gingham bias binding.
Same as last weekend - the Abbey Coat.
Cowl Dress refashion.
I've been a bad sewist! this lovely Stash of patterns found it's way to me whilst I was in China and I've only just got around to posting the next giveaway. I was lucky to win when Beth at 110 Creations hosted the giveaway in March.
So what is a Pattern Pyramid?
It's a bunch of patterns that have been winging themselves around the globe, from one blogger to the next. When you receive them, you choose a pattern and keep it, but then add one of your own and post on to the next winner.
It was great to arrive back from China to this awesome parcel of Patterns and it's taken me ages to choose the pattern I wanted to keep. I have decided! and this is the one.
So now it's your turn. Would you like to win? This is open worldwide, but you must have a blog so that you can carry on the giveaway.
Comment below and answer this question to be in with a chance of winning.
What is the most challenging thing you have ever sewn? Why?
Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win.
This giveaway is open until Friday 16th Midnight BST. I'll choose a winner at random next weekend.
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
|Plastic Blossom on a tree|
It's been some time since I posted. There have been many things that have happened and I'm not sure I'm able to share everything at this moment in time. However, many of you know I have been fundraising over the last 18 months or so towards a visit to China with International China Concern; well we made it. And on the 4th April me, my daughter, and my husband set out for Beijing where we would meet the team of international volunteers, mostly from Australia and Canada and few from other places too.
|Dinner at the Directors house|
|Traditional Underground homes|
The centre director made us feel very welcome, inviting us to his home for a meal (all 19 of us), sharing his passion for the children and their development and his love of his home city. We were celebrities In the city, as there are so few westerners there. This mean we were stared at a lot, many people wanted their photographs taken with us and we overheard the term waiguoren frequently. We were welcomed warmly, and with patience for our lack of language.
|Drum Tower Xi'An|
The team seemed to go so quickly and before we knew it it was our last day with the children and Chinese staff, it amazes me how quickly you build up a close bond with others. And so it was that we headed back to Beijing, this time we made the train! We had a last meal together and promised that we would stay in touch, then with a slightly heavy heart we headed back to the hotel to get an early night before heading off to the Great Wall on the Saturday.
|On the Wall|
I can't wait to go back again. I love this land of contrasts and I have so much more to explore!