A lovely start to the day..

I woke up this morning feeling happy and energised – the sun was shining!!  It’s amazing how much difference this makes!  I leapt out of bed(!) and was instantly inspired to finish arranging my collection of vintage schoolroom posters.  I inherited these from my Mum who was an infant school teacher for many years and I think my workroom wall is the perfect place to display them …..

It’s all looking very cheerful, although I don’t think I’ll ever be a minimalist and that organised chaos is probably the best I can hope for!  Then, even before breakfast, I sewed a little of my new top – the first dressmaking project I’ve undertaken for many years…..

I’ve chosen a pretty Rose & Hubble floral print and the pink gingham is the facings.    I discovered a lovely easy pattern – the Esme Top from Sew Liberated which I thought would be perfect to begin with.   All this early morning work made me feel hungry though, so I switched off my sewing machine and headed downstairs for breakfast……

I do find that I need plenty of energy at the beginning of the day – those naughty newfies take a lot of looking after!  But pre-wedding diet plans dictate that although pancakes are fine (cooked in non-stick pan without oil) golden syrup and/or Nutella definitely isn’t.  So it’s lemon juice, no sugar for me!  

But not for my furry friend!  Sorry Miss Daisy, no tasty scraps for you this morning!  Now I’m hoping the sunny weather will continue – I have plans for rose planting later on ….

So Rosie can walk under an archway of roses on her wedding morning – which isn’t too far off now – and there’s still so much to do.  It’s a good thing I am feeling energetic this morning!


Beaux tissus, belles photos et le chien me fait bien rire ! Bon travail !


I really like the Esme top too, but it’s very similar to another pattern that I have, which fits and is very easy to enhance or alter, so I’ll stick with that. Pancakes with lemon, yes, but not even the tiniest bit of sugar? No, no, sorry, not that’s just wrong!


It is an acquired taste that’s true! But if I want to fit into my mother of the bride outfit sacrifices have to be made x


Darling top! Yummy looking pancakes, are they? They resemble what we call crepes or blintzes here in the US, lighter than pancakes! Which we typically put strawberries or other fresh fruit and whipped cream on!


And blintzes are usually filled with cream cheese – definitely not low cal!


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