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Archive for the month “February, 2013”

Dreams of the 6000

I’m really keen to amp up the sewing and garment making.  The plan is to make one wearable item of clothing a month and to actually wear it!

So far I’ve worn the Hollyburn skirt 2 twice and its has survived a wash without falling to shreds – result.  I’m working on another Hollyburn, which is 70% completed, zip and hem to go (I’m slow at hand sewing, the hemming will take a while).   Also, I’ve  added a lining to this one, so in my mind its akin to sewing 2 garments at once and twice the hem!  I’m hoping to have it finished by Friday so I can start the next project: New Look 6000 Swoon, what a beautiful dress.

New Look 6000

I’ve been drooling over pics  online, reading blogs of those who’ve already made it for months and dreamt about  this dress.  So much has my obsession grown I bought this from ASOS as its similar to view E.  What finally made me bump it up my make list is Scruffy badgers Polka Dot Frock Fest.  Polka Dot 6000, yes please!  I’ll need to make a toile first, which is crucial for me with dresses as my 2 previous attempts have been disastrous and 2 sizes too big! So before I cut into some gorgeous spotty fabric I’ll make a test run out of one of the bed sheets my Mum passed on to me for that very purpose.    Oh and  I need to go shopping for some gorgeous spotty fabric.


Cherry bomb

I’ve lusted after these shoes for years, I regretted not buying them when they were first released. I stalked the Internet for a pair in my size that wouldn’t break the bank. Finally, I have a pair.

As shallow as it may sound, these shoes make me happy.

Vivienne Westwood Cherry Shoes.

30 plus 65

Sometimes things come at once, you know nothing planned for ages and then all of a sudden you’re squeezing everything into one little weekend.

A friend turned 30th on Thursday and she’d planned a few days of celebrations.  Thursday we had a  quiet meal with her and her son.   On Friday we  picked up the celebrating pace and booked an over night stay in a hotel.  To make the evening extra special we arranged for a  make-up artists to call to the hotel to make us look extra lovely, there was also the usual trip to the hairdresser for a blow dry.  22 of us sat down for a meal  at Christakis, there was plenty of dancing and very late night reminiscing about boyfriends past and the PJ and Duncan fan club.  Randomly there was a lesson on   the dance routine to U Krazy Katz…..thanks Peg.  Happy Birthday Emma, yours was the best 30th I’ve celebrated.

(As much as I love make up and all things beauty it was the first time I’d had my make up done for a night out.  (Yes, I’ve been made over a load of times at beauty counters) I was really worried that I wouldn’t look like me and unlike beauty counters in dept stores she didn’t give me a mirror to look in after each step.  Anyway, I still looked like me and despite having to do a bit of eye shadow blending myself once she’d left and I was pleased with the results.  There is no photo evidence, so you’ll have to take my word for it.)

Saturday evening was another Birthday Celebration,  I had tickets to an Evening of the Music of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Liverpool Philharmonic, it was a one of show to celebrate his 65th Birthday.

We started the night in Host . As the title of this blog will attest, I’m partial to a gin, their G no T cocktail could have been made just for me. We’ve been to host a few times and they never disappoint. The Crispy squid is a must as are any of the deserts, but special mention to the Peanut Butter Brulee.

The show was amazing, the orchestra played the big numbers from a few of his most popular musicals. I’ve never fancied seeing Evita, but after hearing  ‘Buenos Aires’, ‘And the Money kept rolling in’ and of cause ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ I really want to now.  We finished the night with a few drinks in the Phil Rooms pub.

Yesterday was spent relaxing, after 3 late night I needed it.

What I wore on Friday evening for Emma’s 30th


Cocktails at Host

I know they’re only phone photos and lacking in any great detail, but both dresses are from ASOS.

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