The Scottish school holidays have begun and The Girl has 6 and a half long weeks stretching ahead of her, to be filled somehow.
She is lucky enough to have a father to visit in London, and an aunty in Somerset, so she will get away for a break from nowhere-land!
She is past the stage of enduring summer sports camps or other organised group activities. We are not yet sure whether anyone from school will want to meet up in the holidays... that's all still a bit touch and go.
So the summer began with a little craft project. I helped her sew a make-up bag. We used this online tutorial .
The fabric was bought to make a tablecloth for her room, but somehow we have never got round to that, and her desk has so much stuff on it, I'm not sure that a tablecloth is really needed.
The lining was leftover from my Polka Dot blouse.
And everything fits inside - woo hoo!
Yeah - her make-up collection is better than mine! ; )
She also has plans to embroider a cushion cover using a Tara McPherson design I gave her for her birthday. Did you know you can buy Glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread?!
Other holiday plans include a trip to the optician for more stylish glasses... luckily we have found an appropriate frame in the "bargain" range!
And we are combining a trip to see grandma with a tour of the alternative shops of Glasgow. That promises to be a fun weekend!
We found a great-looking guide booklet to vintage / indie / kawaii Glasgow here.
But if you have any recommendations, please leave a comment! We haven't been to the city before.