Hey there! My name is Megan and I'm the sewing, pattern making girl behind Dolly Henry. This is my blog, where I share my own creative adventures and hope to meet fellow fabric enthusiasts. I also design and sell sewing patterns through my online boutique, alongside a beautiful collection of clothing and dolls. Thank you for stopping by!


Summer Weekend

The summer days are warm, the sound of cicada's in the trees outside are at times deafening. Storms build up in the afternoon with a little bit of rain that brings cool relief, before moving on too quickly, leaving a sticky humidity behind. The grass is green again and the sun takes it's time to go down. The best hours are at sunset, when the heat finally leaves and a golden hue stretches across the sky and surrounds. Mangoes, watermelon and passionate fruit are the season's lollies - light, delicious food that is perfect for the too-hot-to-eat weather.

I don't get a lot of sewing, or crochet done with such sticky weather. But when it rains, the days are cosy once again. It's temporarily cool inside, cups of tea accompany a little bit of craft. Bright colours are on my mind as I work away at my granny square collection. I think they will all be edged in white, so I play with different colour combinations by just making the center squares. I will have a lot of ends to tuck in.

I try crocheting in front of a movie on a Sunday - what results is a lack of concentration and a set of circles with an uneven amount of spokes to work into. Rather than waste them, I join them together with a chain and use them to brighten up an old set of drawers...a little quirky but they look cheerful.

Clearly ice cream is on the brain with all this summer heat. I turn one of my sketches into a fabric picture, stitching a cherry-on-top ice cream cone to a little polka dot banner. Pom-Pom trim is a must and I embroider some sprinkles on the first scoop, which having a face should probably be called the ice-cream's head. I don't have any dowel on hand, so I pinch a super large knitting needle so I can see it finished, with piping cord to hang it from the wall. I'm pleased with how my drawing translated into fabric and how the first prototype worked out. I may make a second edition when I have the time but for now the cherry-on-top ice cream is a cheerful addition to the wall.

This is summer. This is the weekend. How did you spend yours?

Megan x

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