Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A Monthly Make: Summer Dress

Decided to make something different this month with the warmer weather inspiring me to try this loose, floaty sundress. The pattern was free with the January 2011 issue of Prima magazine and the fabric I already had in my stash.
The holiday weekend gave me more time for crafting and I finished off this flower fairies kit which came with the current issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine - I have made it into a card.
I have spent the last couple of weeks gradually sorting out and spring cleaning my craft room. It was starting to look like an episode of Hoarders! Now I have everything a lot more organised and can see what I have, I made these two oriental iris folded cards over the bank holiday. I still have some work to do in there but at least I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't remember an Easter where the weather has been so glorious for years and on Easter sunday we took "the boys" to the beach.
After a few hours in the sun and a lot of walking we all came home to enjoy our Easter eggs. Here are "the boys" enjoying theirs:-
Hope everyone had a lovely Easter holiday and is enjoying the glorious weather. I just hope it stays nice for the royal wedding on Friday, another 4 day holiday, yipee.


  1. Your mom's sundress is just beautiful, guys! We bet she gets a lot of wear out of it this summer!
    We had no idea there was a doggie Easter egg. We're going to remind our mom about this next year!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. I'm glad your Easter was so beautiful (ours was rainy and gray, unfortunately)... Love the photos of "the boys" enjoying their Easter treats!

    The dress looks so pretty and comfortable--very nice for the warmer weather. And such pretty cards--you sure have been busy, Shirley :)

  3. That's a pretty awesome dress you whipped up from your stash, love it!

    Cute pics of the boys too :)

  4. Yes we have been lucky with the Easter weather and I am glad you spent a nice day at the beach.
    Your dress looks lovey, you are clever I like the fabric to.
    best wishes Julie.C

  5. Love your sundress! Lucky boys having such lovely easter eggs ... :0)

  6. So strange ...again i can not comment on your new post.......nice new week