One last dressing up in Autumn colours before we start to get dressed in our Christmas/Winter best – and introducing the stunning Selma, (on the right) a beautiful re-root by Pam Winter Turner. Click here for their jigsaw …
….and while we’re introducing new family members we can’t leave out Mira..my little ebay miracle who arrived looking like this..
and scrubbed up beautifully….
and had to put up with a hat for a while to tame her fringe..
and then went through a major operation ..
to eventually look like this ❤
She’s wearing an outfit that properly belongs to A Girl for All Time, but it fits her beautifully and I was so happy to find a lovely velvet coat by Frances Trickett at C&S that makes her outfit complete. She says hello ! and that she’s looking forward to Christmas with her new family and to meeting lots of new friends in May 2018 in Nottingham.
These two are the latest knits and we’re still carrying on with the purple and green theme it seems.
Both knitted in 100% alpaca and modelled by the sisters with a secret 😉
In the polytunnel the tomatoes are ripening as fast as I can roast them and make chutney with them.
I have a ripening production line going in the conservatory.
You can never have too many empty, clean jam jars.
Meanwhile, we’re picking other bits here and there.
The corn is helping by ripening one cob at a time so I can keep pace with them. I’m freezing a bag of podded haricot beans every day and thankfully the courgettes have eased off, finally. The thornless blackberry bush I planted a couple of years ago has been wonderfully productive this year. It’s still small but has produced a large punnet every day for the last two weeks. We’re all a bit ‘crumbled’ out now since we have lots of apples too. I’m having to invest in another freezer this week. I’ve run out of space now and I would make and store so much more if I had one..
Last week, following Monty’s advice, we sowed turnip seeds and this afternoon Joe and I planted 5o baby onions and a few more leeks.
and now we’re podding beans and pretending they’re magic 🙂
Hope you’re enjoying the same sunny weather where you are 🙂 x
Well I said I’d try dungarees next and once I’d said it I had to do it. I roughly traced a pattern from the Sasha Redhead dungarees, and used some stretchy corduroy children’s trousers I’d saved in the fabric stash for just this purpose….and spent about 6 hours on Sunday making these.
I lined the bodice and the straps and made lined pockets so there was a lot of hand finishing. They’re not perfect, I’ll adjust the pattern a bit next time, but overall 😉 I’m chuffed with the result. It could have been a lot worse. The straps are too long, the bib is too big .. but I made them 🙂 !!