I had the best weekend - a child-free day on Saturday (thank you c + d!) and morning walk with Tom because I boycotted my usual market stall- oh, the freedom! And in the evening, we got a babysitter and went out to listen to live music- The Little Bushman- they had a beautiful, vibrant sound. In the afternoon I was out of town on some errands and spied an antique store that I'd never visited before, and came across the most incredible display of antique toys (old teddies, dolls in handmade clothes, wooden trains and russian dolls) china (lots of vintage Crown Lynn), racks of interesting old clothes, and then... to one side, the best collection of fabric and embroidered linen I have EVER seen. Trying to keep my freak-out to a minimum, I looked around for someone to exclaim to, noone seemed interested though. there were only a couple of old men inspecting rusty lawnmowers. I found the pieces above, and couldn't resist them (especially when I saw some had stains and holes), so they are sure to become new baby shoes in the future. It's very exciting to find such a great supply of old fabric and linen, and I am already planning my next visit there.
There was also time on the weekend for a little bit of crafting: some new bags for the shop...
and some new winter clothes for Keira. A long-sleeved grey top, made from some nice thick stretch cotton I found recently, and a pinafore dress, inspired by a sketch in this little book.
I used some fairly thick cotton/linen in a sage green colour, which makes it quite a sturdy little thing. It can be worn either way around, and I'm hoping it will be useful for wearing over pants or tights. The pocket placement might need a re-think though.