Hay you!



Last weekend I had a lovely visit from my sister and a couple of her friends who wanted to visit Hay on Wye – a book town. We all love books and reading so it was the obvious place for them to visit but they hadn’t been before. It was many years since I was last there so was overdue a visit.

We had a fabulous day, and I wasn’t too nutty and only bought five books.ย  The trousers I’m wearing in the photo are from my ‘missing time’. They are a rough approximation of a Uniqlo pair I bought and loved. They’re made in an ancient viscose from very, very deep stash and have been worn lots this summer as they are cool and very comfortable (secret pyjamas).

Anyway, conversations recently with my fabulous little sister have turned to exercise. She’s back at the gym, and is also running, so I thought I would get her to try on the bits I had made in the fabric I showed in my last post with the intention of making some for her …. sometime. Well she looked so good I sent her home with them all.ย Don’t you agree? Please take note that she has my 12kg kettlebell rather than the 8kg. She wanted that to be known ๐Ÿ˜‚.

The deets.

The leggings are my self drafted pattern. Thank goodness we aren’t too far apart in size and that the stretch can accommodate her extra height.

The shorts are the Greenstyle Moxi again. I put the pocket into the back this time – I needed to make it a bit wider to take a longer zipper and enable my phone to fit. I have an iPhone 5 so if you want to use this pattern pocket for similar phones check the fit before you seal it up.

The top is Melissa Fehrs VNAย  top. I made it before (ages ago) and thought it worth repeating as I often wear it for yoga and thought another would be useful. Guess I’m making another nother.

I’ve had another day out this week – Birmingham again with the lovely Demented Fairy and Glenda. We were all astoundingly well behaved, well Glenda and I were, and only bought what was on our lists. HONEST!

I had checked in advance what I wanted for upcoming projects and stuck faithfully to what I needed. (In all honesty had there been anything I really loved I may not have been so good). One item was a Dylon Rosewoodย  dye to transform some dismally boring beige cotton twill to use as a wearable muslin for a project I really want to start.

The fabric is now dyed and cut out. I’m going to save more information for next time. It’s from the long list of things I wanted to make, made from stash fabric too. Sorry for teasing! (Not sorry ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Back soon!


11 Comments on “Hay you!”

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Oh,you are such a tease!
    Tell your weightlifting sister she might inspire me to get to a gym.

  2. Roxane says:

    What a good sister you are! And your slacks look like just the perfect thing for hot days. Is it still blazing hot over there?

    • Kim says:

      She’s my favourite sister so I enjoy making her happy. Actually she’s my only sister but the comment still applies ๐Ÿ˜‚.
      The weather is now wet and ‘muggy’. Not terribly pleasant. I’m hoping it will improve – it’s often quite pleasant in September.

  3. tialys says:

    What is she going to do with that kettle ball? I’ve had no experience. I do lug 15kg sacks of dog food up the stairs occasionally – does that count?
    I don’t do it in such a fetching outfit though.

    • Kim says:

      Lugging dog food counts! Check out kettlebell workouts on YouTube. They’re terrifyingly good exercise and leave you much harder worked than you think is justified from what you’ve done. And sore the next day ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thanks for the nice comment about an astoundingly loud outfit.

  4. Realale says:

    Actually after you left us I passed a stall with some rather delicious border printed broderie anglaise…….. That was my only lapse from grace, honest (We won’t mention the Plum Porter in the Wellie while I waited for my train!!!).

  5. Tell her Congratulations on the 12 kg weights! ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ˜ I have made a couple of exercise tops and bottoms but I do need some more. There are a couple of choices on my list. Well done with yours!

  6. […] my naughty little sister came to stay a while back she managed to make off with some sports gear I had made but I prevented […]

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