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Time to smile

"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

Debs Random Writings

Spin, Chop and Dress


(I love that she might be spinning poi, but her shadow makes her look like a warrior.)


(The sun is out. Lots of space and time to think.)

Spin, spin, spin

(note the length of AJ’s hair)


(note the length of her hair now)

AJ had 13.5 inches cut off. She’s not in the photos, but BL had 11 inches cut off too. We saved it and plan to send it off to Little Princess Trust charity which provide real hair wigs for children going through cancer treatment.


(Summer dress for AJ completed using fabric from my fabric stash)


(Flower detail taken from a dress I wore to the Queen’s Silver Jubilee – 35 years ago.

Flowery Liberty fabric from a long gone Bath fabric shop – 10 years ago

Dress ties from previous dressmaking – 7 years ago

Blue fabric left over from a nativity play costume – 5 years ago)

Just a bit of stash busting. Almost call it vintage.

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MousyBrown’s Stash busting


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2 Responses to Spin, Chop and Dress

  • melissa says:

    lovely photos and a lovely finished dress!

    • Cheryl says:

      The dress is my second attempt. It briefly had a different skirt, which looked awful. I’m pleased with this version and, far more importantly, so is AJ. Both girls have requested more handmade dresses this summer. I’m so lucky that they want me to make clothes for them still. 🙂

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