Wednesday, September 29, 2010



 My front garden

A very deep and meaningful conversation was had by Miss A, Miss B and I as we walked the path to school one morning last week. It went something like this.

Miss A, "I'm so glad that bad old Winter is over. I love Spring. What's your favourite season mum?"
"Ohhhhh" I said, "I love Summer. In all it's hot, sweaty, thirsty glory. I simply cannot abide Winter!"
Miss B, "I love Spring too, that's when all the flowers grow."

I hadn't realised just how much the cold, dark days of winter had been dampening my mood and dulling my enthusiasm for just about everything, until glorious Spring sprung and the creeping, seeping warmth of the sun touched my skin and made me feel H.A.P.P.Y!

A complete shift in my mood and motivation has taken over and I've been doing a bit of sewing for myself lately in preparation for the sunny days to come.

I sooooooooo love this skirt. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on Dana's blog.  I knew I had to have at least one for this summer.

A couple of weekends ago it was so warm and lovely and summery that on a whim I pulled this oh so cheap (like $3 a metre cheap) cotton I had bought about a year ago from a local fabric shop, down from my stash and pulled together this skirt in no time at all.

It is so comfy and I adore it.

I really love the teal colour of the fabric too. It is only by complete and utter coincidence that it matches my hat perfectly.

The fabric is quite sheer and I didn't line the skirt so this one will be kept for wearing over tights.
I'll have to make another out of some heavier cotton for the height of summer.

But what really makes it - the pockets!  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE pockets.

This one is a re-fashion of a skirt I already had in my wardrobe.
I bought it years ago to wear to a funeral and although I really love the cut and fit of the skirt, every time I put it on I felt like I was going to a funeral. 
So I added a little embelishment using a doily I picked up ages ago at the Oppy and some lovely vintage bed sheets I had in my stash.

The birdy silhouette was inspired by the gorgeous apron I received from Julie in the Great Apron Swap 2010 awhile ago.

Only downside of this skirt - no pockets.

Hope you're loving the weather wherever you are right now!


  1. I love both those skirts Fran. Off to check that top one out

  2. Hello Fran

    Oh I love the skirts...the blue one is great looks so comfortable, and so nice to hear I inspired you...fab idea with the doilly too...I've just bought several...I've been inspired by one of my blogging friends in the US, so watch this space...
    Just catching up on all your posts...I am a follower but for some reason I seem to have missed the last few posts.
    Happy Holidays

    BTW Would love for you to play along next week
    TUESDAYS THROUGH...THE WINDOW no pressure lol!
    Come on over and join in if you would like to
    ;-) Have a lovely weekend x


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