Sunday, 20 March 2016

Beach Outfit

Elderflower lemonade.
Paid for my stay solely using paypal funds! Didn't go to any pubs or restaurants, just a lot of walking. The beach is 7 miles long.
Friend bought me this starfish quilting cotton fabric from the local drapers, so I guess that doesn't count towards my spend/use monitoring, even though I chose it! It is 1.5 metres so enough for a Hawaiian blouse.  
Dog amongst shells. His human was launching a ball and let me take a photo of the sheer concentration!  7 mile long beach, walked both sides (Buscombe, Poole / Sandbanks) there and back.
This cutie lives in the pine walk towards the beach. Felt guilty I didn't have any snacks for him.
I picked up some oilcloth from the Cath Kidston shop for 1/2 price. Handbag project from the new Cath Kidston 'Sewing Book', which is really a small tote. I lined it in chiffon (from a swap) which I overlocked with a tiny zigzag & trimmed. I sewed to the outer rather than attaching as a seam and reversing because of the different weights of fabric. I tacked the fold-over and bag handles to the bag with fabric glue before sewing which definitely helped and avoided pin punctures.  Leather needle. The surface sticks to the machine so I had to sew slowly, I see that tissue paper works for this but once I changed to the leather needle it was ok. I love the practicality of oilcloth.
Waterproof almost!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Fallon's Day in London AR

Piccadilly Circus! I went with a new friend from the Save the Deer Campaign from one event to the other. Everyone wanted to hug Fallon!

 My favourite leaflet was the environmental one as it is bright and informative without footage photos (kid friendly). We all have to live on the planet whether we like animals or not and the health aspect is not as pressing to me. The 'Protect the Planet' leaflets are in pdf form on Animal Aid Resources
Before Piccadilly, we went to Kingston for the Stop the Deer Cull (use alternatives) in the Richmond / Royal Parks. Wearing my jacket to keep warm, which then attracted some polite signatures! She drank water in my baby bowl from 1985 and she looked like ET on a bike, or maybe a yellow Slimer!