Yesterday, I had arranged to meet the lovely Roisin and her fella Nic for after work drinks. Due to the fact that we've both recently started making clothes, we agreed to wear our latest creations to show each other. As such, I was wearing my new homemade dress to the office for the first time. I was so pleased with the reaction I got too, I showed it to all of my work colleagues and friends and I think largely they were all surprised about how good my first ever dress had turned out. It was really the spur on I needed to make me think that this is a hobby I'm definitely going to continue with.
Anyway, the work day passed pretty quickly and then I head off to the pub to meet Roisin and Nic, who had already picked a nice seat near the open front. Granted, for the first 15 minutes Nic had to endure dress talk, but that wasn't all we talked about. Before long hubby joined us and we had a really nice time discussing everything from corny films to education. It's lovely to be with people who are just so easy to talk to. we left the pub (me a bit merrier than everyone else since a pint of lager went right to my head), leaving Roisin and Nic to head off to Nandos while we set off home.
When we got back I was pleased to find several parcels for me. One was a vintage belt buckle which I'd won from eBay, whilst the other contained my leggings (since mine all look a bit wrecked and I can't get through winter without them) and these shoes from the ASOS sale.
I've bought these jelly shoes for my camping trip next month, aren't they cute? I've lost count of which shoe challenge shoes I'm on now, but these are another pair anyway.
Hubby unfortunately had to work in the back room, so I took the opportunity to watch a film. When I was a child, I remember making my mum sit up until about 4am to watch the Mad Monster Party. Ever since then I've been obsessed with this animation, but could never find it in this country (region 2) on DVD before. Imagine my joy last week when I found it on Amazon. Anyway, I had a great time watching this lastnight, while hubby worked in the back room. I love it, it's such a funny film.
Work today was so so busy. It was so busy that I only had one cup of tea all day. I actually like it when work is like that though, the day passes so much faster when there's lots to do. At lunchtime I popped to the Singer shop in town for a new sewing pattern. As a 6ft, curvy, leggy size 16 shopping for trousers is, for me, an absolute nightmare. Ordinarily it results in multiple tantrums in shops, and as a result I won't even shop for trousers anymore living my life in skirts. Don't get me wrong, I love skirts and dresses, but as the year presses on my attentions are turning to my winter wardrobe and sometimes I just think wouldn't it be lovely to have a nice pair of trousers to wear? So I bought this Butterick pattern.
and some red material ... so my next project will be a nice pair of red trousers.
After work, mum and I went visiting for a bit, then I stopped by the post office to collect a parcel which wasn't delivered earlier in the week. A stash of burnt orange needlecord to make a winter dress, that I got from eBay.
Now, I'm sipping wine and wondering how hubby is getting on on the start of the stag weekend. Overall, it's been a really nice couple of days though.