I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines weekend with your loved ones; let the love continue!
I was lucky to start the day with a home made breakfast from the wife as she wore the new apron I made her. I was so pleased she liked it and after watching The Great British Sewing Bee she clearly thinks she is Paul as she congratulated me on ‘patten matching’ the pocket. (I did have a little help from the teacher!).
I had got my hands on the fabric from a small website I came across called Becci Bunny Makes and was so impressed with the service. It was the only site I could get hold of the fabric by Robert Kaufman which I wanted as the wife loves Russian Dolls and it was with me next day!
It came beautifully wrapped and with a free ice cream button also. I will be using her again!
Our treat was a trip to the West End to see a new show called Beautiful based on the life and work of Carol King. I had seen it was on when I was in New York but couldn’t fit three shows in! So when I heard it was coming to London the wife booked it (yes I am spoiled).
The show was amazing. Set in the ’60s and ’70s the costumes were wonderful, the show also benefited from a leading lady who really could sing her heart out and I was so pleased I got to see it. The perfect way to spend a Valentines day afternoon!
I didn’t know much about Carol King before I saw the show. I only knew the song Natural Woman which I like singing on a karaoke night.
As it turned out, I knew all the other songs, I just didn’t know she wrote most of them. It was an inspiring show about a woman’s career in the music world. The song the show was named after, ‘Beautiful‘, is my new anthem.
We also found time for cake in Primrose Bakery, well it was Valentines day after all.
Ok, so I’ve not stopped eating cake but I did only have one!
Did any of you make gifts for someone special?