Sunday Sevens #45

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you look back and realise that you haven’t really done much? Yep I’ve had one of those weeks! I haven’t managed any sewing this week and probably won’t until later into this week too! I had a couple of ‘lazy’ days on the sofa too so didn’t photograph those! Ha!

1. We went for our morning walk over in Fairhope. I also took photos of a recent make…here’s a preview!


A Lilou in Downtown Mobile

Over the last 2 weeks, I slowly traced and cut the fabric for 3 different dresses that I had on my ‘to make’ list.  I really hate tracing patterns & cutting fabric out so I decided to get this done all at once so that I could just get on with the construction of the dresses when I was ready.

me in street

Sunday Sevens #36

Yey! Back to posting on a Sunday! Well, technically it is Sunday in the US but Monday in the UK 🙂

I feel like I have really got into the swing of things this week and have been quite productive!

1. They are replacing a lot of the roofing at the apartments and the building work puts Maisy off walking. She lays down every time we pass a large vehicle or a skip! Fun!


Sunday Sevens #31

Oh my….I’m not a good Sunday Sevens blogger this week! This isn’t Sunday and I’ve only just about fumbled seven photos together! My week has been hectic and I completely forgot to take photos. Our house sale fell through on the day we were supposed to exchange *cross face*!! Our container docked into Mobile Bay last week and we are now waiting for it to go through customs and we have moved apartments!!! So here are a few photos from my week 🙂

1. It was quite a task to get Maisy away from the centipede that was crawling across the carpet!


Maisy Puppy!

This time last week I was getting very excited because we had been given the ok to go and meet a little Westie puppy!

We had been looking around for a while for puppies but the thought of getting an 8 week old puppy was a little daunting.  I had never looked after such a young puppy before!  Growing up, we always had dogs around us.  My first dog, Tess, was a mixed breed and lived until she was 17!  We then had Nesbitt, the retired greyhound and when Adam and I got our first house, we rescued a 6 year old Westie called Winnie.  Winnie now lives with Adam’s dad, who spoils her rotten!

We came across a breeder who was 2 hours away in Florida.  She posted about an older Westie puppy (15 weeks) who had been returned to her because she was too much like a ‘puppy’.  We were told that the puppy was too much for the previous owner to handle so she kept her in a crate all day.  When we saw the little puppy we could tell that she had been confined because her paws and legs were stained from being in her own mess 🙁  This made me very sad.

We knew that she would take just as much work as a young puppy but I’m in the position to do that at the moment.  When we arrived, Maisy came straight to us and fussed us so much.  She let us both pick her up and then jumped up at us when we put her down.  Needless to say, she came with us!


Sewing Santas

What could be better than a sewing themed secret santa?… I hear you…nothing!!

When I read that my friend, Camilla, had signed up for the #sewingsanta over on Lisa’s blog, I was gutted that I couldn’t participate because I was in the USA. 🙁  I even had a little strop!  However, Camilla then told me that she had Jessie comment on her blog saying that she couldn’t get involved either as she lived in Singapore.  Well, a couple of emails later, I had arranged with Jessie that we should do our own international swap between us two!  😀

I have already seen that Jessie has received the package I sent and loved it!  Read about it here.

Her parcel arrived a few days before Christmas.  I was patient and I put it under our tree. When Christmas morning came, it was one of the first presents I opened…with excitement of course!

Jessie included a little note to explain each item.