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Festival season is here! … isn’t it?

It’s that time of year when we would be packing up our tents and heading to Glastonbury festival!

We’ve have been festivaling at Glasto since 1992. We bought tickets from the little record shop in Bath corridor, no hours of internet queues then, there was no internet!  Becki had just passed her driving test and we set off in the brown mini metro packed with everything including the most massive tent! (not realising how far we would have to walk and carry everything) How things have changed since then!  Over the years, our group of festivallers grew as the kids came along, and the grandparents joined the fun too. Camper vans replaced the tents, toilets became compostable, ticket sales went online, the Park and the ribbon tower arrived at the festival.  Every festival was different, from the music, the entertainment, the kids field, (which became an important stop of the day), and of course the weather. We have survived floods, storms, mud and the heat. All extremes in one day at times! But we always had the most amazing time. Dancing with 1000’s of people, singing at the top of our voices, watching the kids faces light up at the circus tents with the most skilled acts, the food… delicious food, plus seeing some incredible artists perform.  We were there for David Bowie in 2000, it was little Millie moon first Glasto at only 6 months old. Incredible moments, amazing memories.

 

As there is no festival again this year, we have decided to pay homage to our usual pilgrimage by decorating the window in Glasto style!

Becki has made a fabulous colourful patchwork tent for us to camp out in, and of course we are wearing the wonderful buffet dress @fridaypatterncompany wilder gown in pink leopard print double gauze. Plenty of swishing and dancing in that one, (plus you can layer up underneath!)

   buy Patterns here     buy fabric here

         

We also have included trips to the rainbow tower, the pyramid stage and of course the long drops with the amazing cross stitch kits by @thrillingletter  

                            

I will be working on my cross stitch this weekend whilst watching old glasto on the tele. Hopefully the sun will shine and We can have a little dance in the garden.

We have also filled the window with photographs of good times at past festivals, if you are wandering past take a look!

How about you? Are you missing the festivals this year??

Maybe you are staging your own festival in the back garden?

Please post your pics on instagram/ facebook and tag us so we would love to see!

 Oh to dance and sing again!    Hope to see you dancing in a muddy field soon!

take care

Rachel and Becki xx

 

 

 

Anna Vickery kids patterns now available to print at home!

With most of us staying at home, we are able to get some real sewing time in. With this is in mind, Anna has been able to make her patterns available to print at home. Ordering via the website, the patterns will be sent to you via email as a PDF. These are easy to print off at home on A4 sheets, just stick together with tape.

Anna’s patterns have been tried and tested in our workshops at the shop and are designed for beginners. Nice simple patterns with simple fastenings and very wearable in 100% cotton. You will be making them over and over again!

All of the patterns are available for £6 pdf or £10 paper version. Buy here

https://milliemoonshop.co.uk/product/kids-patterns-by-anna-vickery/

Plus, if you get stuck, Anna is always available for a helping hand. Just email us at the shop. info@milliemoonshop.co.uk

me made may 2019

 

It’s that time again and this year Millie Moon has decided to get involved.

Millie Moon is asking you all, whether you have bought fabric, a pattern, a button or attended a workshop to shout about it! Show your work on instagram/facebook using the hashtags and be in with a chance to win a £25 gift voucher!

All you have to do is:

  • Share your makes on instagram in MAY.
  • Tag us @milliemoonshop so we can see the post
  • Tag a friend so they can get involved too
  • Use #memademay2019
  • Use #makewithmilliemoon

We will pick our favourite each week in May and send you a £25 gift voucher to spend on your next make! 4 vouchers to win!

We even got some fab badges from @koolKactus for you to buy £2 so you can shout about it some more!

 

 

So what is it? For those of you who haven’t taken part before then here are the details from http://www.simplysewingmag.com

So, what’s it all about?

It’s that time of year when our instagram feeds are filled with handmade goodness for #memademay and this year marks the 10th year of the popular makers challenge. If you’re new to Me Made May, get ready to join a huge community of fellow sewists!

Me-Made-May (or #memademay2019 as it’s also known on instagram) is an annual challenge for people who make their own clothes, launched by blogger and maker Zoe EdwardsSo, Jo.

The idea is to encourage makers to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe, by asking them to pledge to rethink how they wear their garments throughout the month of May.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve only made one skirt ever or have a wardrobe bursting at the seams – everyone can set their own individual pledge. The challenge aims to get you to wear your me-mades more often and more thoughtfully – to learn some useful lessons about yourself, your style, your body, your creativity along the way.

What started as a solo project has grown into an annual phenomenon, with sewists, knitters, crocheters and refashioners all wearing their handmade wardrobes with pride. If you like the sound of it, it’s not too late to sign up for the 2019 challenge. Remember this is not a photography competition – or an instagram photo challenge – so don’t be daunted!

Your pledge can be as simple or tricky as you want it to be, but it’s a great opportunity to move beyond your comfort zone or level up how you wear the garments you have spent hours crafting.

The goal should be to think about your relationship with what you create.

http://www.simplysewingmag.com