18 July 2015

Handmade: Babygro Bunting

A new addition to my Babygro range... we now have Babygro Bunting! I will be honest I think I actually way prefer this bunting to my bears

I had some little teeny babygros that my sister gave me, ones that my Nephew James has long grown out of so I decided to make this little bunting prototype... obviously I put James's name on too, so that he can have the bunting, once I have finished blogging it, should he wish!

I re-enforced the babygro fabric with some light iron on interfacing.  Jersey fabric is quite infuriating to sew with and just stretches everywhere... so interfering the fabric just gives it a bit more stability when cutting into shape and machining.

I added the name in felt and hand embroidered in a contrast coloured blanket stitch.

I added some pretty ribbon to the top and secured each triangle in place, sewing all the way along with the machine.

I am now selling babygro bunting to anybody who should wish to purchase some... it would make an ideal baby gift, for a christening, birthday etc! Simply store up those first precious little babygros... an excellent keepsake.  Prices start at £20 for 5 letters.

Please do get in touch if you would like to place an order or would like some more details about Babygro Bunting.... email me perfecthidingplace@live.com 

6 July 2015

This Month... June

Stuff that made me smile...

A beautiful wedding, an excuse for new dresses, lovely sunny hot weather, holiday planning, peonies, spending time with both my nephews, a little weekend away, exploring new parts of Newcastle with Mark, hotel stays with Mark, seeing an old favourite band (NOFX), new glasses, driving my little red car, a new diary, stationery shopping, beer garden evenings, strawberries smothered in yogurt, ice lollies.

Stuff I snapped...

The Lush Carlisle Blogger Event, Meggy Peggy scared of the thunder, morning playtime with this little person.
New stationery wuhu!, I just can't stop snapping this cute little face! This is the only thing I want to eat right now strawberries smothered in yog! (healthy alternative to cream and just as yum!)
The only photo I took at a friend's wedding (doh!), wuhu beer garden for tea! Spicy mine, snoozy ill little Peg.

Blog posts loved...

Forever Amber - Things that tell me I am not a real grow up
Amber's blog is fast becoming one of my absolute favourites! This post in particular is just perfect, made me chuckle but also I take it quite seriously because I relate wholeheartedly to each and every word. 

Love Taza - Taza's NYC Guide: Urban Living
I am a little obsessed with anything New York at the moment, in anticipation for our trip next month (NEXT!! month! screeeam!) I'm re watching SATC for the billionth time as I type too! I love Taza's NYC posts they have such a cool lifestyle, great for daydreaming about living in New York!

Emma Block Illustration - A Little Guide to New York
Told you NYC obsessed! I loved reading about Emma's trip, fab photos and some really great tips here too. 

Ella - My eight loss and well being journey
I've said before I find these types of posts super inspiring. I am trying to be a bit healthier myself and it is great to hear about other's journeys and pick up some positive tips along the way.

Goals for the month....

In June I have...

...Blogged... 7 times, not bad, wuhu. One more than last month. This is more than I thought I had to be honest as I didn't post much last week.

...Ran... 12.9 miles over a total of 4 runs. Ugh, pathetic, in the last couple of weeks I have not ran at all. I could blame the weather, who wants to work out in this stickiness? Or I could blame the fact that I was phone less for the best part of a week, phone is my source of music and my Nike Plus app, so couldn't POSSIBLY run without it! But really I have just been a lazy lump!

...Cycled... 22.5 miles.  That's a bit better! This consists of all 3 Whinlatter routes in one day and then a couple of smaller random bike rides. Whinlatter was right at the beginning of the month I'm dying to go back and do it all over again. I'd pop up and cycle these routes every day if I could! 

...Saved more... Yep I continue with the saving, haven't had to dip into it this month, which is great. But as I reach the end of my savings time, July will be the last payment into it before we actually go on the hol I'm saving for! I'm a little sad I haven't fully reached my target, but it's the most I have saved in a long time, so still super happy with myself.

I kind of feel like June has been a write off, I've felt a bit bleeurgh, stressy and down and just a bit yuk.  Not been eating right, sleeping right or working out and all that just makes me feel blue.  I haven't even snapped any pretty photos for my June post header, (this one is stolen from here) Work is a massive ball of stress and frustration at the moment and the fact I haven't had a proper holiday in months is beginning to take its toll... just July to get through (and more busy then ever at work this month) then 2 blissful weeks off to look forward to in AMERICA and CANADA!

I hope to be less of a stress head in July, I just keep daydreaming about getting out running and biking in the countryside... Lovely early Sunday morning run yesterday and I'm planning a big bike ride tonight. I won't let this month be a write off too!

How was your June?