Happy Friday! This week I’m joining in with But Why Mummy, Why? and her weekly #LittleLoves linky. It’s a great way to sum up the week just gone and a wonderful rabbit hole reading everybody else’s posts too. Come and join me!


The Blade Itself - Little Loves
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. SO GOOD. It’s fantasy and gritty and funny and bloody brilliant. Every character is fantastic and I find that I look forward to the commute into work just so I can read it. Who needs Game of Thrones?


Glastonbury Festival Leon Bridges

Photo: BBC

All the Glastonbury coverage! The BBC coverage has been amazing again with recording so much from the festival, it’s been the soundtrack of this week. Highlights for me are The Fall, FFS, Leon Bridges, Run the Jewels and Lionel, obviously. Kanye was a bit crap though, wasn’t he?


What I wore: Awesome cat skirt

A bit of a cheat, as this is from last week, but I can’t resist showing off my amazing (if I do say so myself) vintage cat skirt that I wore to the House of Mamas launch.


This episode of Radio 4’s The Food Programme which follows the working day of the catering department of the House of Commons. It’s fascinating stuff and good to hear a few old colleagues are still in the kitchens from when I was a chef there (Butch!)


Clothkits dress - Little Loves

We have a new sewing machine! It’s a fancy one too, we’ve been saving up for it for about two years now. I finished my first project this week, a dress for Betsy. I won’t reveal all yet as I want that to be a separate post.

And lastly…
..here’s a gif that makes me laugh a bit too much. Have a good weekend, everyone! Enjoy the tennis!
Kirk and Bones do tennis


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    Natalie Blyth

    3 July, 2015

    Lovely post Charlotte. I too have been spending my week listening to and trying to watch the coverage of Glastonbury, dreaming of days gone by…

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      3 July, 2015

      Oh me too! We used to go every year until I had Betsy. one day I’ll be back!

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    Life as we know it

    3 July, 2015

    oh my, your cat skirt is simply amazing! Why are the best pieces always vintage?Yay for a fancy new sewing machine. I adore mine, it’s a proper investment isn’t it? Have a lovely weekend x

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    3 July, 2015

    Yay for the new fancy sewing machine. I’ve just recently started sewing again. I can’t wait to see the dress you’ve made.

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    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    3 July, 2015

    Kanye was awful! We watched all the highlights at home which was so depressing as we live a few miles down the road and used to go every year until having kids! We’ve decided next year will start going again as the kids are a bit older and it shouldn’t be *too* much hard work, although a rather different experience to how we used to do things πŸ˜‰ x

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    Alice W

    4 July, 2015

    It’s great to have something to look forward to for a commute..for me it used to be sleeping :p looking forward to seeing the dress, it’s inspiring to see people making things. Have a lovely weekend xx

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    9 July, 2015

    Loving that vintage cat skirt!! xx

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      9 July, 2015

      thank you!


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