Here are a few snaps from the last few days. I finally finished work for the year and we've had a few end-of-year gatherings and friend meet-ups which is always good for the heart.
I made a new top for summer, using this pattern (the simplest version of it - with a straight hem and no pockets or anything) and some vintage fabric I found last year at Fabricabrac. It's a drapey sort of cotton with a dusky-pink floral print that reminds me of my grandmother. I don't usually wear pink, but I can make an exception for this print I think.
Due to the amount of fabric I had, the top is quite short in length but I think it will be good to wear over summer dresses as a loose, drapey layer.
I also used up some scraps of cotton in green and pink to make the garland you can see in the second photo above. It's a little present for my niece's bedroom, but I had to test it out in our courtyard first.
Also needing testing: Keira's batch of dark-chocolate-dipped strawberries made for a party. Is there anything nicer to eat at this time of year? She ran out of strawberries so also dipped the segments from five mandarins.