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Summer, Sun & Sewing – Aug. 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019

SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE! – 6 weeks spent doing everything and anything before September; whether it be going on vacation (abroad or staying in this country), partying at music festivals, venturing off to San Diego Comic-Con and other film conventions, or just simply relaxing and enjoying a much-needed break. Whatever you’re doing this summer, I hope you’re having fun.

As you may have already guessed, this month’s blog is all about the 3 S’s – SUMMER, SUN & SEWING

We’re about 2 weeks into the Summer Holidays and so far, we’ve had a combination of heavy rainstorms and record breaking heatwaves hitting the UK left, right and centre… wait a minute, you didn’t come here to read a weather report, did you? And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week you probably already knew about the scorching temperatures, so I’ll move swiftly on 😊

Right! On with the blog!

When it comes to hot weather, there are two types of people; The first LOVE it, the other LOATHES it. Me? I’m the latter. I absolutely HATE hot weather for 2 key reasons; The heat (obviously) and the humidity, everything’s all sticky and sweaty – my hair pays the ultimate price during Summer; to paint you a picture, a few months ago I had a sleek and smooth long-bob hairstyle, now I don’t know what I’ve got! It’s all gone horribly frizzy – to quote Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S “It’s the Humidity!”

Okay, so my second reason for disliking hot weather might’ve been a bit on the ‘personal-side’, but I do have one more reason as to why I hate the hot weather and it’s about wildlife. Whenever it gets really hot, I always worry about the animals, all creatures great and small, and nature in general. We have a fluffy cockapoo called Alfie and even with his Summertime Fur-Cut he just cannot take the heat. I can only imagine what it’s been like for other pet owners who own much furrier animals.

The sooner it cools down a bit, the better.

On the other hand, there are some things that I DO like about Summer – Summer Movie Blockbusters (I’m a huge film fanatic), Cool Summer Breezes, Ice Lollies, Walks along the Beach, My Birthday (July), Flowers, Nature, etc.

I’m more of an ‘Autumn/Winter’ person (no surprise there then) –
I absolutely love Spring too but having hay fever is always a small downside (as I love flowers).  Anyway, my favourite parts about Autumn/Winter are getting all wrapped up in thick layers of clothing in order to keep out that winter-chill, warm drinks, cosy bedding, Halloween, Christmas (I’ll be coming back to this in a minute), not to mention snow – or in our case, rain and sludge (typical).

All the same, I simply cannot wait.

I think I’ve talked enough about the first 2 S’s – now it’s time to move on to the final ‘S’ = SEWING.

Now I know a lot of you will be going off to the ‘Festival of Quilts’ this Summer – the Comic-Con of the Sewing World – all those beautiful quilts. I can only imagine how I would react, if my own ‘Fabric Shenanigans’ is anything to go by I think I’d be in a state of awe with the amount of fabric there. So, to all those going this year, I hope you’re all having a great time, and maybe one year, you might see Sew-Drops Ltd. (fingers crossed).

Back at Sew-Drops ‘Christmas Fever’ has taken over as I’ve been busy getting involved with ‘Christmas in July’ (I said I’d come back to Christmas). So far, I’ve been making Christmas Baubles, Hanging Hearts, Stockings (Mini/Large) and Fabric Christmas Trees. Expect to see these and lots more products appear on our GIFTS section in our SHOP here on the website between Late August/Early September (or possibly earlier). 

By the way, if anyone’s interested, there are Cosmetic Bags up for sale in our GIFTS section, all created by me. Check them out NOW because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Don’t worry I’ll be making more, and each one will be different 😊

If anyone has any fabric combination requests for ANY of the bags or other future products based on the Liberty Collections we’re currently stocking – Hesketh House & Season’s Greetings – then you can get in touch via the Facebook page or send me an email to [email protected]

Upcoming Collection News (Update):
Sept 19 – Liberty’s Summer House Collection
Oct 19 – Free Spirit, Windham & In the Beginning Collections

See You All Next Month!

Best Wishes,
Rebecca x

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