Here are the girls enjoying a sunny Saturday afternoon in the garden, skipping and having egg & spoon races. It seems the hot weather has arrived just when the holidays are at a close....
Miss Wink is insisting on dresses only at the moment and, if possible, in her preferred colour of pink. So I'm going through the stash to see what's lurking in there that fits the brief. Not a lot, I'm afraid. This Heather Bailey print got the thumbs up, though.
Cee Cee is wearing a ruffle skirt made to this pattern. I hemmed the ruffles instead of leaving the edges raw as I think it suits the fabric better.
And if the dress is not enough, you can always finish off the outfit with some hot pink sandals....
A little design that's on the back burner is this cap sleeved top/dress. The pattern needs a bit of tweaking but this one in a lovely dot print by Brandon Mably (partner of Kaffe Fassett) is cute enough to get a showing:
Of course, there's nothing like a spot of twirling on a sunny summer afternoon.
I made this bookmark for Cee Cee (who is a big mouse fan) using an adorable iron-on cross-stitch patch made by Katia of Plushka which I've had tucked away for a little while. (As you can see Katia has made some gorgeous bookmarks herself - hence the inspiration!)
I think 7 is a hard age to find good books for if you've outgrown baby books but aren't quite into Harry Potter yet. (I'd be keen to know if you have similar aged kids and have any recommendations about books they love?)
Anyway, here are some of our summer reading picks: