A fair old while back when other bloggers found their way onto Instagram I just didn't get the allure.
I have an account on Flickr, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, but I hardly ever visit any of them.
Life is too crammed full of other things to lose myself in there. I guess it's all down to which ones work for you so don't go thinking I'm judging if you like them.
I really thought I'd feel the same about Instagram, but actually I'm now fully signed up and loving it. It works for me because it's visual and speedy. I can dip in and out on my phone or ipad wherever I am.
Blogging will always be my favourite place as I love to write and take photos. I love the connections I make with other people, although due to the above and life in general, I seem to be reading less and less blogs.
Now I have to switch between my bloggy head which always seem to be a week behind the news and my IG head which is right on time.
So in the spirit of general catching up I thought you might like to see the latest fabric finds.
Being kind, as I was out and about with my man, I bought a tiny glass Pug as a suprise for him.
On our dash back to the car to hurtle into the school run traffic we passed the most fabulous window. A new opticians had the decorators in. Personally I think they should keep it like this and work around them.
Meanwhile, back in IG land there's a lot of showing things and then getting a case of the I wants.
A very inspiring lady, who goes by the name of daisybeenecklines, showed her cardi found in Sainsbury's. After the very very nasty gold buttons were binned and red ones added she had one gorgeous cardi indeed. A few people wanted one, me included. Nothing doing in my neck of the woods until my blog friend Penny sent me one as a gift. I'm really touched by her kindness, but then if you read her blog you'll know how lovely she is.
Yesterday I got my cardigan parcel and so I've changed my gold buttons to white. No photos to show you as I was racing about to teen parties and the like inbetween button sewing.
Today we'd planned to go to the Lanes Festival to make up for missing the Lord Mayor's Procession the day before (due to teen parties and only having one car). Well it rained and rained and rained so we wimped out and stayed home.
That means I found a moment to get my making head on. I made a flat cake, got halfway through sewing a new skirt and rustled up some mini bunting.
You see I painted the blue shelves stone a few months back when really I wanted them to be white. Now they're white and I'm loving them, but I still need to paper the back as the paint just won't stick there?
They were looking too minimalist for the clutterbuck house we live in so mini bunting was definately needed.
In other breaking news, I've unpicked, re-cut and sewn the collar on my blouse.
Buttons have been added to the back and hemming just waits to be done.
First though I need to add a triangle to each of the sides as I've made it too tight at the waist. I could stop eating sweet stuff, but I think the blouse will get sorted quicker than my growing waistline.
I think I must have helped my waist shrink a bit on Friday mind you as I walked miles.
My man and I had a day just for two. No plans at all. We just dropped the girls at school and then said where shall we go then?
A short while later and we were at the coast.
We headed straight for the sea, down all the steps to the shoreline to a waterside cafe we know.
We hardly ever eat breakfast, this time we shared a veggie fry up and sat and watched the world go by.
Then we headed off for a long walk, explore and much needed time together.
We might live together, have a family and work together, but finding time to enjoy the company of each other gets lost in the day to day most of the time.
Our mini holiday was just what we needed, although we did feel a bit guilty. My man said maybe we'll tell them we've hoovered and done nasty things all day.