Last four days of work before half term! Although I use the term half term loosely, as I seem to have more work to do than ever before. Ho hum, can't complain as I have two lovely day trips planned, one to Brighton and then to Cambridge, eek! :)
Today was class photo day so my children all look super smart and totally adorable! I tried to do the same and actually, shock horror, wore makeup to work! Usually such things are reserved for nights out and special occasions, but I did not want to be remembered as their shiny red teacher :)
On a chirpier note, I also finished making Vogue 8685 which turned out really nicely (although I'm biased!) but I did change the skirt, removing the dropped waist yoke (as it was monumentally unflattering on my figure and recutting the skirt using Salme 142, which incidentally seems to be quickly becoming my favourite pattern!
Tuesday saw me taking 25 year 3 and 4 children out into London to an amazing workshop organised by the National Portrait Gallery and the English Touring Opera. The children wrote a song inspired by a portrait of Simon Weston. It was truly inspiring seeing how the staff worked with the children, a fabulous, yet tiring, day!
In the evening I watched the hilarious documentary Mortified, all about people reading their teenage diaries out on stage to an audience. It inspired me to get out my own diaries and I was, indeed, mortified to see the entries!
I also started sewing these awesome new labels into my handmade clothes, which I kind of love, and the ribbon was a bargain at 35p per meter.
Kitty watch from bf
Gold chain necklaces from Accessorise
A fairly normal day at work. In the evening I made a new green spotty dress, which you will see I wore on Thursday! I really am terrible inpatient, once I make something I seem to have to wear it the next day! It was a hybrid of my two most flattering patterns:
BUT today I wore:
(Please excuse my massive, untameable hair!)
Gold chains accessorise
Kitty watch from bf
Time to vote, so today I wore green with pride, naturally!
My friends C and N were running in the election which was pretty cool, but sadly not in my ward so I couldn't vote for them! The man behind the desk at the polling station asked me if it was my first time voting and I quite honestly could have hugged him, yay for looking 18 still!
Sadly this was not my polling station, but I wish it was: