I got some buttons and a cushion inner and finished Charlie's cushion. Thanks so much to Lisa and Jane for sharing their crochet-a-long. It was the inspiration I needed to get my wool out and get crocheting. The pattern is the Copenhagen pillow. I couldn't work out how to join the squares together along the way so I used this tutorial from the wonderful Attic24 blog to crochet them together later. Then I used this tutorial from the lovely Cherry Heart blog to make the back. After sewing on buttons and putting the pillow in I was done! I love the look and Charlie loves it too!
I also got started on this month's Christmas item. And I made myself a dress. The Colette Sewing Handbook is a fabulous book that I bought last year. It has five patterns and heaps of tips and fitting guides. I made the dress on the front cover, the Pastille dress and did my best to adjust it to fit me. By some lucky fluke I bought a fabric that holds it's shape well but also has plenty of stretch so it is quite accommodating to my figure! The dress isn't perfect but it looks okay.
After 2-3 months of no rain, we have finally had some over the weekend. At this stage it isn't enough to break the drought but hopefully we will get a bit more soon. Wendy xx