August : Busy Bee

This month has been a busy one! Buzzing around like a bee! This is my last monthly blog, from now on my updates will be bi-seasonally, so just 8. Over time I feel more connected to the equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter festivals and use them to punctuate my time. See my drawing here, for a visual representation of the wheel of the year. So the next update will be at the end of September for Mabon.

Here's what we got up to in August...


We had fun at our first show! Thanks to everyone who came. We made a few videos during the show, but because there were lots of babies and children there, there was quite a lot of background noise. So here's a little clip of us rehearsing...


I took matchy matchy to new levels! I made me and B matching pink outfits for Into the Wild Festival and had a little bit of yellow left over from Willow's bridesmaid dress so all 3 of us matched!

Willow's bridesmaid dress on the left is made of cotton, and was commissioned by her mother Emily, for Willow to wear on her special day! I love the bow detail at the back. I used my gathered skirt design as the foundation of the dress and then built the bodice.

My pink dress is made of a linen cotton blend and features a smocked neckline.

Bobby's half half dungarees were inspired by my circus days.

I have been listening to Ray LaMontagne's album "Til the Sun Turns Black"

I'm reading "Balanced and Barefoot" which is all about how spending time outdoors is important for child development.


I'm still enjoying counting all the new students I've had on Skillshare...270 students and 9,968 minutes of classes watched since we launched in January! Thanks for taking part :-) If you'd like to learn sewing, singing or DIY album production from me, sign up for free HERE.

ps. Skillshare is like the Netflix of creativity, and as well as my classes there's a wide selection of creative classes on offer, including watercolour, photography, procreate and more. It's £10 per month in the UK for thousands of classes, payable annually. Find out more...


We went on a few lovely summer adventures...

We visited the Hop Farm, and met some dinosaurs.

We picked plums at Little Fant Farm

We had our first go at making play dough at home

Grandad built us a mud kitchen from a reclaimed sink and some antique oak and old palettes. We filled it with bits and bobs collected from the bootfair.

We met the Huni Kuin, an indigenous tribe from the Amazon and danced to their healing music.

And to top it all off we went to Into The Wild Festival. Camping with a toddler was a silly idea and we bailed on the first night, but then we came back on the sunday and had a chilled day.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely August. Looking forward to a quiet and cosy September as the autumn starts to set in.
Big Hug

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