BurdaStyle Magazine March Review


The BurdaStyle March issue was great! There were lots of pattens I would like to use out of it. Here is an overview of all of the patterns:


These are my favourites from this issue:


I love the cover dress!


These trousers are great for spring/summer


Also love this dress but not sure the ruffled top will suit me!


Always love a good pencil skirt pattern and this top is gorgeous!


Like this dress for the spring


Really like the biker style trouser pattern! Might make some up in denim.


Love this top for with trousers/jeans or a skirt


The top and pencil skirt made in matching lace – love it!


Love the dress and jacket! Might make a shorter version of the dress


The back of this dress is stunning!


Front view of the low back dress


Both these dresses are stunning!


Beautiful dress! Might also make in a shorter version

What do you think of the march issue?

Love Lou xoxox


Idea Room Photo Challenge June 2013


The Challenge

1 Breakfast

Day 1: Breakfast – Cereal bar

2 In My Hood

Day 2: In My Hood – Cat graffiti

3 Colour

Day 3: Colour – Rose cake

4 Play

Day 4: Play – Fun dentist game

5 Road

Day 5: Road

6 Lawn

Day 6: Lawn

7 Reading

Day 7: Reading – looking for crafty inspiration!

8 New

Day 8: New – New age for my Dad, it’s his birthday!

9 My Smile

Day 9: My Smile

10 Pet

Day 10: Pet – Nemo!

11 Chocolate

Day 11: Chocolate

12 Jump

Day 12: Jump

13 Exercise

Day 13: Exercise

14 Dinner

Day 14: Dinner – Toad in the hole

15 Father

Day 15: Father

16 Home

Day 16: Home

17 Blue

Day 17: Blue

18 Today I

Day 18: Today I – Have been sewing!

19 Groceries

Day 19: Groceries

20 Upside DOwn

Day 20: Upside Down

21 Jewellery

Day 21: Jewellery

22 Sisters

Day 22: Sisters

23 Hapiness Is

Day 23: Happiness Is – Naps in the garden!

24 Hug

Day 24: Hug

25 A Favourite

Day 25: A Favourite

26 Game

Day 26: Game – Fun and educational….

27 Leaves

Day 27: Leaves

28 A Pattern

Day 28: A Pattern – New fabric!

29 Big

Day 29: Big – Such a great film

30 Transportation

Day 30: Transportation – In the car

What pictures did you take during June?

Are you doing any photo challenges?

Love Lou xoxox

FMS Photo Challenge May

Here are my photos for the FMS photo challenge. Sorry they are so late!


Photo Challenge

1 I Brought This

Day 1: I Brought This – New bikini

2 Morning Ritual

Day 2: Morning Ritual – Brushing my teeth

3 This Is Really Good

Day 3: This Is Really Good – Sunshine!

4 In My Cup

Day 4: In My Cup – Dr Pepper

5 Paper

Day 5: Paper – Planning the next adventure in Europe

6 Broken

Day 6: Broken – Broken slabs

7 Something Beginning With F

Day 7: Something Beginning With F – Fruit

8 Shape

Day 8: Shape – Seashell

9 A Snack

Day 9: A Snack – Birds having a snack in my garden

10 Stars

Day 10: Stars – No stars in the sky tonight! My Dad and Nemo are 2 of my stars

11 A Smile

Day 11: A Smile

12 Mother

Day 12: Mother – Painting the fence with Nemo and Mr P

13 Sunset

Day 13: Sunset – Had to cheat and use a picture from France, no sunsets at home!

14 Need

Day 14: Need – Nemo needed a bath

15 7 O Clock

Day 15: 7 O’Clock – Mr P happy because it is raining.

16 Mailbox

Day 16: Mailbox

17 Season

Day 17: Season – Changing from Spring to Summer

18 Want

Day 18: I Want – To touch the clouds!

19 My Fave View

Day 19: My Favourite View – In Perpignan

20 Light

Day 20: Light

21 I Care About This

Day 21: I Care About This – Nemo

22 Change

Day 22: Change – New road markings

23 Pjs

Day 23: Pjs – Hello Kitty onesie

24 Go

Day 24: Go

25 Us

Day 25: Us – My boyfriend and me

26 Favourite Thing To Do On A Sunday

Day 26: Fave Thing To Do On A Sunday – Chill out!

27 Can't Live Without

Day 27: I Can’t Live Without – Reading

28 What You're Doing Now

Day 28: What You’re Doing Now – Latest craft project

29 Kiss

Day 29: Kiss – My brother and Mr Pickles

30 Tool

Day 30: Tool – Mixing up my smoothie

31 4 Things

Day 31: 4 Things – 4 cactus

Did you do this photo challenge or another one? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Sewing For Pleasure

My Mom and I visited the Sewing For Pleasure Show at the NEC at the end of March. We go to this show every year as it is a fun day out and we always get lots of bargains. This year was no different, we had a great day out and got some amazing purchases! Here are some of the goodies we brought:


New Fabrics!


HelL Kitty Liberty Fabric


Decorative Cupcake Paper


Wooden Buttons (to make brooches!)


Gems/pearls for decorating

They always have an exhibition area where people show their amazing work. Here are some of the pictures I took of the exhibition area:

















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Did you go to Sewing for Pleasure this year? What sewing or craft shows do you go to?

Love Lou xoxox

BurdaStyle January and February Review

This is the January BurdaStyle sewing magazine.


My Mom and I get the BurdaStyle magazine every month. With all of the patterns you get it is a bargain at £4.75. Do you buy the BurdaStyle magazine? Do you like their sewing patterns?

These are all the patterns included in the January issue:


I loved the January issue! It had a whole vintage style section! Here are my favourites:


Love this dress!


The top is gorgeous and I love the trousers!


I LOVE this dress. I will probably use the bodice and add it to a full skirt.


Also, can’t wait to make this dress!

What were your favourites in the January issue?

The February issue also had a lot of patterns I loved!


Here are all of the February patterns:


 These are my favourites:


This skirt suit looks amazing!


I love this blouse!


This top looks so smart. I don’t usually wear wide trousers but I would like to try these!


I LOVE this blouse!


This shirt looks so comfy! Also love the style of these trousers (and the fabric they used!)


The designer patter is also gorgeous!

What were your favourites?

Love Lou xoxox