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Little thoughts: Knitting baby clothes shouldn't be this complicated!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hoping to be a happy camper

Quite literally! Last year we went glamping for our honeymoon and I loved it! Which surprised me I can tell you. I'm not high maintenence all the time, don't get me wrong I do love glamour and sparkle as much as I can, but can be happy with my hair in a pony tail jeans and shirt combo. So this year we've decided to do it properly and get a tent and go camping! Don't believe me? Here's the trial pitch of our tent


We snuck up my father in laws and put it up in his back garden as thought it would be big enough. But as you can see it's a bit of a squeeze. So I've been happy with this new project squirrelling away things as I see them from my list that I made using good old Pinterest! - on a side note, I may need to go to addicts anonymous for that addiction- Then I got to thinking, "whatever will I wear?" And so my crafty little brain has been whirring. I've treated myself to some new hair accessories (as let's face it, sometimes I may not have chance to wash and dry my hair properly) so I bought some beautiful headscarves from Vintage Mamma on Etsy and as a bad hair day/cold night saver a turban from By Frankii on Etsy.


My favourite butterfly headscarf that I nearly lost this morning as I ran for the bus! Thankfully hubby went looking for it as he left after me. Nearly in tears I can tell you!


My lovely kitty print scarf that I've yet to wear, I also have a rose print one but no photo yet.


And last but not least my turquoise turban with sparkly brooch, feel all 20s flapper in this!

So that's the head gear sorted, now the clothes. I bought a meter, and it's a generous width, go cotton voile from John Lewis the other day in this gorgeous bird and flower print and am thinking of making a top with it. I'd like it to be a style I can wear tucked in or out as love my high waist trousers.


It's lovely and soft and drape-y. I don't think I have enough for the Colette Taffy blouse and probably not enough for that new vintage inspired PDF pattern I've seen doing the rounds on the blogosphere sadly. Any suggestions? I'll be trawling through my pattern stash this weekend as have next week off to have a new boiler fitted! Hurray! Hot water whenever I want!!! First world problem I know, and even more hysterical when you consider that I'll be paying goid money to pretend I'm homeless...well, we're not that flush and it means we can have a cheap holiday, but still the irony isn't lost on me!

2 comments:

  1. Love your tent! We bought one when the kids were little, put it up in the living room, and that was it! We should give it another shot though. As for your fabric, how about messing about with a Sorbetto - putting some ruffles or some such thing on it? It's a good basic pattern.

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    1. That's a good idea! I quite fancy some short but fluttery sleeves

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