Sunday sevens #8 29.11.15

 1 Europa Point


On Monday morning it was such a crisp clear day, that I took a rather scenic detour home from the school run to see the sea off Europa Point. The Trinity Lighthouse is the only lighthouse outside the UK which is controlled by Trinity House in England and looks out over the Straits of Gibraltar towards Morocco in the distance. It was so clear that you could actually make out buildings and cranes in the port across the water in North Africa.

2 Festive Watercolour 


I quite fancy having a go at printing my own Christmas cards this year for a change and have been experimenting with designs, I’m liking this holly but this photo was taken after the first layer of paint – it’s not finished yet. I’ll share the finished article with you when I’m happy with it.

3 Dressmaking class

Uninspiring photo I’m afraid, but this week’s dressmaking class was all about gathers and pockets.

4 November sunshine  

Wednesday was another glorious day, Main Street was chockablock with shoppers at lunchtime. There was a big cruise ship in and the place was bustling, there was a really positive atmosphere no doubt brought on by the beautiful weather.

5 Christmas purchases 

A couple of absolutely essential pre-Christmas purchases. I feel a granny square hot water bottle cover and some snowflake gift tags coming on!

6 Christmas makery has begun…  


My present production line has begun, a little later than I’d hoped for, but I’m on my way. You’ve got to love granny squares πŸ™‚ well, I do!

7 Thursday flashback 


I’m sorry to be repeating a photo from a previous post, but I REALLY enjoyed the Convent Christmas Fair this year. What’s more, my blog post about it got SO MANY views. Far more than I’ve ever experienced before. Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to have a look at my little blog and for your comments here, on Twitter and Instagram. It’s so nice to hear from you and hear that you’ve enjoyed what I’ve written – it gives me a warm glow just thinking about it πŸ™‚
Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series featuring seven photos from the last seven days. It was created by Natalie at Threads & Bobbins. Take a look at her blog for more information on the series. Have a great week!


11 thoughts on “Sunday sevens #8 29.11.15

  1. I love Europe. We went there for our silver wedding πŸ™‚

    I also love pockets. They are so clever. Still keep forgetting to photo my suits. I will remember. At some point …

  2. Gathers are trickier than it looks.
    The holly is a lovely design. Will be interested to see what you do next.
    The Convent Christmas Fair does look wonderful. Things around here are on such a large scale something is lost.

      1. I’ve visited both Spain and Morocco, but at that time there were some hard feelings between the countries and I never was able to get to Gib. It looks like such a lovely place – so much history. Hope to get there someday. The whole idea of a small place is appealing.

  3. Your lighthouse photo is beautiful; just like a postcard! I really want to see how your gift tags work out…I’ve just been bought a Sizzix BigKick machine and I’m addicted already! πŸ˜€

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