Showing posts from March, 2015

Running - Starfish Foundation Breakfast Run & Picnic 5K 2015

Hi again everyone!
You're reading this at the same as I'm running my first ever half marathon... Yes, am pre-blogging this one, a post about a run during a run, feels a little like Dr Who hihi ;) To be honest, I'm very worried about this half marathon, but let's not dwell on it too much and tell you all about my 5K from a couple of weeks ago.

It was freezing outside! But I went and I finished, whoohoo!
Remember the skirt I made especially?
I arrived in style of course :) I look rather enormous here as I'm wearing 2 tanktops, 2 thermals, a windbreaker, and the event tshirt. But at least I was warm, sortof... 
I couldn't resist taking a piccie of the warmup. I was quite in the front so that made sneaking out really easy. We were all quite glad of the warmup as it was horribly cold. On top of that, my phone would die at the start line and decide to work again at the finish. How annoying! So 5K without music or app...
BUT I had a really good time! That's me there, th…

Starfish Running Skirt

Good evening everyone! (or morning, depending on when you read this)
Remember the starfish fabric I found? So.... I signed up for the Starfish Foundation 5K Run & Picnic which was a couple of weeks ago (yes am way behind on blogging). I actually found a voucher where I could sign up for £8, that's really good for a race. And they would provide picnic? Yes please! Of course I had to run in style, but finding starfish fabric is easier said than done. Printed fabric is few and far between here, at least the fun ones. Enter the sewing show, and what do I find? Starfish fabric! Well, actually fabric with sea creatures but it was close enough to be rather perfect :)

I'd bought on overlocker (and I haven't blogged about it yet!!) just before New Year's and actually only got to use it now. I made this skirt with it :) Well, not the sewing together part, but I just overlocked all the edges to stop the fraying, it was so quick!
I used the same pattern as I did for the other …

Knitting & Stitching Show Olympia 2015

Hi all!
Like every year, I went to the Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia. I had great fun and found some gems too! (I've actually realised I haven't even posted last year's events pictures yet... but nevermind, one day that will follow too). We took an afternoon ticket as after all, the longer you're there the more you spend!

A car full of sewing machines? Yes please!
Totally selfie worthy :)
They always have dresses on display and this one was by far my favourite. I could make something like this!
They also have a quilt show each year, and of all the quilts I liked this one the best. I just love how the colours are done and of course the dragon is great!
This artist (whose name I forgot am sorry to say) always does wonderful things with silouettes. I just love it, it's so creative.
This one appealed to me for many reasons: it's purple (duh!) but also the little people in the basket all look like Princess Leia hihi... 
And this was my loot for today! I needed so…

Tourist Tuesday - Birthday Weekend in Cambridge

Good morning everyone!
It's been a while... There is so much to do at the moment, and not a lot of time to actually write about it! It was my birthday on Saturday and I thought this was a great time to pick up blogging again, I have so much to tell you :) Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start... LOL well actually we'll start at the end but who's counting right?

It was my birthday weekend!
The bf took me to Cambridge for a lovely weekend. I always wanted to visit Cambridge as I'd heard it was really beautiful, and I finally got to go :)
He'd organised to have flowers in the room of the hotel when we arrived... 
And champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, so wonderful! The bath tub was actually in the room, we're not having this celebration in the bathroom ;) 
At dinner they brought this lovely plate over as well.
On the Sunday we went sightseeing, this is King's College. We could go in, but I was more up for seeing the rest of the…