Scones and florals- is there anything better? Well, maybe there is, but a couple of Friday’s ago when the lad was napping and I was baking & sewing I couldn't think of many things I’d much rather.
I made an Emery Dress to wear to a dear friends wedding. It had been a while since I’d attended a function that required me to wear something other than my usual “mama outfits” and when I tried on the dresses that I would have once turned to for such occasions, they didn't seem quiet right. I mean, they fitted and they looked lovely, but I just didn't feel like myself in them. I couldn't figure out what it was that was so different though. I have changed in the last 3 years; becoming a mother and a homemaker but that wasn't it. I finally realised it was that there was not one single flower on any of the dresses. With all the other changes that had been happening I didn't notice that my style had actually changed as well. Without realising it I’ve managed to surround myself with florals- on my garments, walls, bedding and other homewears. If I were buying or making a dress now it would most definitely have some sort of floral print on it somewhere. So, while looking for something to wear to this wedding I recognised something new about myself: not only am I a Wife, Mama and maker- I am a Wife, Mama and maker who really likes flowers. Having said all that though there is not one single flower in my garden. I am a dreadful gardener but this is something that I am GOING to get better at… really, I am! Perhaps I like pictures of flowers so much because I don't need to remember to water them.
I’ve made the Emery pattern before and posted about it here. I don't have too much to say about sewing it up that hasn't been said already. The only real difference is that I sewed a size 6 this time and the fabric I’ve used is cotton poplin rather than lawn. The result is a little stiffer than the lawn but it seems to be softening with wear. I wore it to the wedding with a pair of back heals but have been wearing it casually too with my clogs (seen in the pictures above).
I put some Carrot Cake Scones in the oven just before I started sewing. Theres something about the smell of baking in the house while I am sewing that I find so comforting and relaxing. I used this recipe for the scones. I started cooking a lot from the My Lovely Little Lunchbox site when Eddie started to eat what Wal and I ate. So many yummy recipes that are great for the whole family. Oh, and, she uses lots of floral tablecloths in her photos… maybe thats the other reason I like the site so much!
I've got my Megan Nielsen Darling Rangers Tunic cut out and ready to sew this week. I'd love a recommendation of something yummy to bake while sewing it up?