Monday, 9 May 2011

Great views, noo shoes and dolly's new dress too!

So, after the iron decided to self-combust today, (no, really- smoke and burning and everything!) things were improved immeasurably by the morning walk to pre-school. Who couldn't be cheered up by this?
The beautiful Sussex Downs.

View of south downs

And this ...?

View of south downs

I dropped off number 1 and moseyed into town for a quick look around. A visit to my local charity shop also helped raise spirits considerably when I stumbled upon these lovely shoes:

Noo shoos

Unworn! Perfect for balmy days.

* Mental note to self .. Must stop wearing jeans and t-shirts and dig out floaty summer dresses and fake tan ... *

Also, am still trying to crochet (Ha! Where is there time?) and am working on a little project, but for now, am very pleased with this latest dress for my little crochet dolly:

Dolly's new dress!

I adapted the original pattern and have made it a couple of stitches narrower and a few more longer. I think the colours work ok too.

Dolly and dresses

I think next time, I will try working the dress in the round; this one was made by sewing two pieces together and although it looks ok in the photo, it's a bit clunky along the seams.

Am still pleased though!


  1. That's your walk to pre-school?? W.O.W. Do you ever feel like one of the Bennett sisters on her way to the village to buy ribbon? Those shoes are gorgeous and worthy of a floaty summer perfectly lovely. It's freeezing in Sydney right now and we're all wearing our fluffy slippers, so I'm staring quite longingly at those strappy wedges! Love the crochet doll also...clever clogs. Meredy xo

  2. Love your photos! All so pretty. And kind of jealous of those shoes...and your walk to pre-school is quite amazing.


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