I’ve started keeping a log of all the positive things that have happened since the beginning of the year on Instagram using the tag 365gratefulsewamy and I think it will be nice to look back at the end of the year and remember the lovely days out, the lazy days and the love we have shared.
Ever feel like you’re just working and coming home and working then coming home? I’m a total homebody, there’s nothing I love more than being cosy on the sofa watching something on Netflix, however occasionally I get cabin fever and have to get out and about.
Here’s a few places we’ve visited recently:
Lindley reservoir which was on the way to Pateley Bridge, we had to stop and take a photo of the gorgeous scenery (despite blocking the road a wee bit). Why are phone cameras so rubbish sometimes? This picture does the scenery absolutely no justice in the slightest.
Brimham Rocks, a fascinating rock formation near the Yorkshire Dales. I wish it wasn’t so windy when we went because I really wanted to climb up to the top but when I tried to get a photo I nearly blew away!
Obviously we HAD to get some sweets from here, I have a major sweet tooth.
Please excuse my finger, this is Gary’s photo taking stance (to stop being blown over!)
He wasn’t happy with the wind
But much happier with tea and cake inside him.
Is there anything better than a Yorkshire tea room??
Mmmm, jam then cream…people who put cream THEN jam on are certifiably insane.
Pateley Bridge was a tiny village, it had one main street (but 4 pubs and 5 tearooms – that’s yorkshire for you!)
This is New Miller Dam in Wakefield which is a lovely walk and we were blessed with some sunshine.
Near Castle Hill in Huddersfield
This was in the peak district, a place I forget the name of, we climbed to the top of this rock formation and felt like we were on top of the world!
Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge, which is another lovely walk.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Although a lot of the places we visit are in and around Yorkshire we have been abroad too. Most recently:
A surprise trip to Paris for my 25th birthday!
We have been many places in the short while we have been together and I envisage many more, to find someone who shares my love of these day trips is quite fantastic. I love our adventures, getting in the car and going on a road trip, full of bacon sandwiches and dreaming of high tea or a pub lunch and then coming home at the end of the day. Perfect.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
My head is full of ideas I’m just a little short on time!
This is a Cabbages and Roses skirt I saw on eBay but didn’t buy, I dislike the C&R over the top silhouette and so will recreate this skirt to be a little more wearable day-to-day. I’m still looking for wool felt that comes in metres.
This is a basic circle skirt, I tend to wear dresses more because matching an outfit is very simple, but I would like more variety in my wardrobe and a basic skirt (with a bow, obviously) will be perfect.
This is Tessuti’s Eva linen dress which is doing the rounds on instagram, a beautifully flowing dress which will be perfect in white linen (£3 pm on eBay!)
Every time I see my first handmade dress it makes me smile, it’s not perfect by any means but it was made by me and that sense of pride is worth more than any dress you can buy.
I’ve decided to write a blog post every weekend (work makes me exhausted and brain dead which is not the ideal mind frame to be writing with!) so please follow me on Bloglovin or Instagram to see what I’m up to during the week.
Have you got the dressmaking bug?
I am a complete sewing amateur. I started sewing in January 2013 when I first bought a sewing machine. I’ve done some hand sewing here and there but lack the patience for it.