Showing posts from June, 2013


The way I work often involves lots of hand sewing, and this bespoke wedding dress was no exception. I listened to the whole of The Private Patient by P.D. James while working on attaching the lace motifs to this dress this week - that's a reasonably long story. It was quite satisfying because both the sewing and the story finished within minutes of each other!

It looks lovely and is virtually finished for the final fitting next week. I'll be able to show and tell more at a later date. :-)


Some lovely peonies delivered yesterday from a recent happy bride. So unexpected, and they smell divine! I'll post some pictures of the dress as soon as I can. :-)

More Purple

Purple in the garden and in the work studio this week. I've just finished the purple dress and will be able to show more images after the wedding.

Really enjoying the sunshine and flowers, and the buzz of bees at last. I'm particularly pleased that the Aquilegias - Black Barlow (middle pic) have flowered well this year. I love dark purple blooms. :-)