Another amazing title from Mr Loops there…
Soooo, I started this sew back in April, before the spine issues, and prior to losing Rosie. And following all that I thought it would be nice for Mr Loops and I to go on a Spa Break or something together, something we couldn’t have easily done with our gal around, buuuuut money money money, after googling some ideas we decided it just wasn’t on the cards… so we bought a lil 7ft ish blow up kiddies pool for the garden instead
Weirdly we got the kiddies version because it was much cheaper, but the only difference is that there are cartoon sea creatures on the bottom, and it came with kids goggles!!
Anyways, I digress… as such I figured I’d best get my towelling set finished for some summer spa days!!
I’m not entirely sure how comfortable I am putting pictures of myself essentially nekkid in a spa robe/towel dress and hair wrap on the old internet, but here we go, I think I’m of an age where I’m past caring now, lol!!
Obv when I make a towel dress I put pockets in it (to match the binding on the hem of course)… duh. And obv I make a matching hair wrap… and matching slippers!
So for the dress I ended up just making a simple tube dress with an elasticated top, buuuut since my bust is beyond ample I also added an elasticated internal shelf to keep the gals comfy and dry. For the hair wrap I kinda winged it from the one I already had and some free patterns I found online, it’s a bit tight on my bonce tho so I need to make the elastic longer or something. And for the matching slippers I used a free tutorial on crafty nest, I didn’t have any faux leather for the bottom so just used towelling all over, and I might add glue dots to the bottom in future so I don’t slip on our wooden floors!
I am really glad that we got the pool, and that I made my matching towelling set, the former has really helped us relax and try and mentally recover from the last few months (especially now we have a heatwave here in the UK), and the latter has meant that I don’t flash the neighbours quuuuuite as much…
And now what you’ve all been waiting for, a couple of action shots of our new rescue pup Lady Arwen of Lydney (Arwen for short )!! Today is her 1 week adoptiversary in fact!!
Here she is relaxing and giving me the evil eye whilst I work on my next sew outside so that I can keep a close eye on her (because she’s tried to eat the pool more than once…)
And doing some crazy stuff with her own paddling pool!
Oh and the towelling fabric and bias binding I got from Minerva btw, nearly forgot!
And that concludes our craziness for today, and I’m going to go in the pool again because I’m baking!!