Yikes another year is almost over. It has been a year of ups and downs. But mostly the upside thankfully. Family wedding and travel being the major ups. I've definitely enjoyed making my place very festive this year. A new tree and some fresh new decorations. I shall be sad to put it all away next week. Shall also be sad to have to go back to work next week, but that's not until thursday so plenty of days of recreational activities and some lazing about. This years party frock come courtesty of vintage Simplicity pattern 7332.
This is my second outing with Simplicity 7332. I decided to use just plain shoulder straps, rather than use the frill and, even though I liked the v-shape I decided to do something different from the previous dress.
The material is a cotton sateen from Lincraft. When I first made it I thought maybe I would also wear it on Christmas day as well as the work Christmas party. However, it was a sorching 36 degrees on the day so glad I made a few other options. I did wear this a second time for a friends birthday last Saturday. It's a good special occasion dress for the summer, as long as I'm in air-con. Damn summer!!!!
I also made a second wreath this Christmas. This time it's an equine theme. My sister-in-law's family run a saddlery, and even though she never had a pony herself (outrageous I know) she does appreciate things with a horse theme.
And finally, I got some lovely presents from friends this year. And not suprisingly quite a few were cat themed. I received a beautiful Oxfam cat mat from my dear chum Anna, also a cat book and a green bag from some other friends, and these fabulous Cat Bowie earrings from my friend Steph. They come from the home of accessory whimsy, Erstwilder. Funnily enough I'd bought myself a Cat Elvis brooch a few weeks before Christmas. But I love cats and I love love loved David Bowie so totally pawsome.
Signing off from 2017. Hope 2018 is a brilliant one, fingers crossed.