Ok, don’t get your hopes up – adventure might be an exaggeration. This is more a tale of a rather pleasant day.
However, the prehistoric bit is true. I definitely will be telling you about the dinosaur eggs on the trip. Ok, another lie. Just call me Pinnochio and be done with it – they are actually just rocks.
But ‘a pleasant day and some rocks’ didn’t sound like a very good title.
Anyway, the long and short of it all is that we have been having a lovely warm weekend here in Wales so we went to the beach today. It was glorious – warmth, sun, lunch in a beer garden and
dinosaur eggs lovely smooth rocks.
Is anyone out there wondering why I made the conscious decision to pick up and carry a load of rather heavy stones up a coastal path back to the car? Pattern weights obviously. I often waste precious dressmaking minutes looking for things to weigh down my patterns rather than spending the time pinning them. I’ve been meaning to get some weights for ages and these rocks looked like the perfect solution.
dinosaur eggs stones weren’t quite enough on their own so I used some more of our metallic paint samples to spice them up a little bit.
I plan to make them even prettier like these (which coincidentally popped up on my pinterest feed today), but that will have to wait until they’ve dried out. Who else used to do this as a child? Collect and paint pebbles I mean, not exaggerate the excitingness of their day. (Although I’m sure I did that too!) It was one of my favourite parts of going to the beach.