Today has been another day spent at home all day thanks to the snow and cold weather! So this morning I set to work on the skirt I’d seen on Pinterest! I was following this tutorial, but did have a couple of issues.. first, jersey fabric isn’t easy to sew on a machine! The fabric got stuck and I made a hole trying to get it out. Luckily it turned out that I needed to take it up a bit more so it wasn’t a problem in the end. Second, the back of the skirt was way too long because of the way you cut the fabric so wasn’t as straight forward as the tutorial suggests. But it’s done and I’m chuffed with it! I’ve ordered some non stretchy fabric to try a different maxi skirt tutorial so look out for that!
Now all we need is some nice weather so I can wear it!!
My five positive things today are:
- Making my skirt!
- Passing on the five thing thing! My friend Jodi has started her own five thing thing over at I can see the trees! Go see!
- Gratitude. My husband cleared our drive of snow today, we have a big drive as four houses share it but sadly he doesn’t get any thanks from our neighbours.. So a big thank you to him, from me, for being star!
- Soup & cakes. Since my husband was out in the cold I thought it would be nice to have soup for lunch. Thought I’d attempt winging it and it worked! I used potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas & sweetcorn, garlic and onion granules as I’d run out of onions! I fried off everything except the peas & sweetcorn, then added chicken stock with the peas & sweetcorn and some pepper and simmered until potatoes were cooked. It was lovely! This afternoon I made some courgette, cinnamon & raisin muffins which were also delicious! I had to sub sunflower oil for the butter but they turned out fab!
- Film night. Do love snuggling and watching a film!