The weather has been far too hot for much making but I’ve made some progress on my Lotus Tunic dress
That’s the front view and it looks a bit strange because I’ve had to fold the middle panel a little to take the picture.Â Â I still have to cut, sew and attach the lining. Then attach the sleeves and hem.
I organised a bit of making last week by having my friendsÂ Karen and Hannah over for a crafty evening. I let them loose on my bead collection and they each made a pair of earrings.
Hannah fell for theÂ turquoiseÂ loveliness of my zuni bears while Karen was enchanted by some of my Czech glass beads.
I think we’ll be doing this again but maybe it’ll be another craft next time. Sewing maybe?
With the weather veering between tropical showers andÂ swelteringÂ heat I’ve barely touched my garden but I have got some seedlings.
As you can see the seedlings are different colours. This seed mixture is called The Spice Boys mix and it took me far longer to get that joke than it should have!
I love basil but I never have any success growing it. The last time I tried slugs munched their wayÂ through it all. But my love of fresh pesto keeps me persevering.Â This time I’m keeping the seedlings on the kitchen window sill. They still face the threat of white fly but I’m hoping that my venus fly traps and other carnivorous plant will help fend that off. I can but hope!