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Well, I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed watching the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

Wow it was so exciting!
And while I’m on the subject don’t the BBC team do a fab job.

Congratulations to Hamilton, but huge commiserations to Jenson. Even a small knock on ordinary roads is upsetting, with a shunt like that I’m amazed he didn’t have a real tantrum. What a gentleman.

If you have any little Hamilton fans that need to re-enact the victory or Jenson fans that might need cheering up… here is a freebie from one of my old 1970’s craft books, for them to enjoy.

Click on the link below the picture for a downloadable PDF for Cork Racing Cars.

TheRainyDayBook front cover

WonkyGiraffe Freebie RDB Cork Racing Cars

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Hijacked into making a ”1970’s” dress with a only a few days notice.

Luckily I remembered this pattern from my vintage stash…

Vintage Dress Pattern
…so sometimes the inability to throw away “useful stuff” is…well, useful!
Lovely Mum helped with the shopping, choosing and sewing up; I had (scary) cutting & fitting.

Vintage Material

I had to use another pattern for the sleeves, which seemed to fit OK, but (according to exasperated, sewing, Mum) did not fit when seamed! She worked some magic and they looked great to me. They were in, and there was a seam – albeit a tiny one. She shoots, she (lucky rebound) scores!

Cross country delivery to me for hemming and headband making etc. Yes it did look like a bit like a blouse after this, but that was the specified length!

WonkyGiraffe Dress
Followed by a cross country dash for the “Cinderella shall go to the disco party” bit.

And she looked F.A.B ..

WonkyGiraffe 70s dress

And will possibly (if she notices) kill me for blogging this!
Not really.
The texted “thank-you” as we arrived home was an aawww moment.
Quite fun really… maybe I should start making clothes again?

Oh and also a bit of last minute fun, a “card box” for birthday Alice. Starting from my “Alice in Wonderland” story box, but using some blooming lucky, spot on, photos from facebook – I could not have staged a much better fit.

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