Friday, 24 April 2009

Just Call Me The Smocking Queen!

Here is Elizabeth in her finished smocked top;




It is slightly longer than I had planned as she was in bed when I finished it last night and I just guessed the length! She loves it though and came upstairs wearing it over her pyjamas to show me while I was showering at half six this morning!!

I have two more cut out and ready to go, one for Elizabeth's friend Myah (bit of an advertising exercise) and one for Nathaniel's friend Erin (as a small thank you for the buttons and an advertising exercise)!

Today has been wonderful. The made to measure custom pine blinds we ordered for our bedroom arived, I managed to put two more coats of varnish on our new skirting boards (hopefully get them all fitted tomorrow), I played with my boy at tumble tots, helped a lovely lady out with her ribbon crisis and went shopping with Swirly!

We both got some lovely bargains and it was great to just catch up. Since my small girl and her big girl started school we really don't see enough of each other. I bought some wool (£1 for 4 50g balls) and some fabby chunky wooden needles (50p) and a few books for Elizabeth and some pink sparkly treasures for Francesca and some amazing froggy trousers for Nathaniel (a whole pound!) and a smashing new cardigan for myself! No pics of my finds tonight as I thought you'd have enough with the super model Elizabeth above!!

A weekend of bedroom sorting planned; touching up paint work, fitting skirting, varnishing arcitrave and generally lugging stuff from A to B and seeing whether or not our new bed arrives (long story). Hope so as I had set my heart on being in a bed on Sunday night............ maybe next week..........

Daisie xxx

5 comments:

Jude said...

Adorable dress, she looks like she approves.
I do hope you get into your bedroom (and your bed) this weekend, do we get to see pics of all your hard work??

jennyflower said...

Anna is also available or advertsining purposes ;0) Good work all round, don't forget to relax a bit too!

twiggypeasticks said...

Very pretty indeed. I love smocked dresses, my Mum used to make them for me when I was a little girly. 1970s retro fashion is THE best. Charity shopping is such a buzz, I love a bargain. hope you get to sleep in your bed this weekend :)
Twiggy x

Sarahs Home said...

Another lovely dress/top.. Hope you have a lvely weekend.

Sarah x

Swirlyarts said...

Fab top - it looks really good. The charity shops were fabulous weren't they. I've just written my post up with all the goodies I found! We should definitely do it more often - we could see which towns are a short drive away and visit everyday - well maybe not everyday but.....