Today we came back from the coast after almost 7 weeks away. I won't go into how untidy and dirty the house was on our arrival home, suffice to say that I nearly turned right back round and left again!
And the heat! Oh my goodness, who turned off the lovely sea breeze???? It is soooo hot and our thermometre which is in the shade has been showing just over 40C all day.
Anyway, we had to come back because we've been invited to a party on Saturday night so I'm off to have my hair done tomorrow....although I'm sure it will be a waste of time as the heat will make it look as bad as it does now! The party is to celebrate the 25th Wedding Anniversary of the parents of my sons girlfriend, Virginia. It kicks off with a Mass at 9.15pm Saturday night, to renew their wedding vows. Then afterwards a 'bash' at a local bar. I hope the weather will have cooled a little by the time we're getting ready to go out, because otherwise the makeup just slides straight down off my face as I try to put it on!!!
On the dolly front, my lovely brunette girl came back from visiting Shelly in the UK and now has gorgeous 'Shelly Made' eyes! You'll remember that I wasn't happy with her flat printed eyes and so asked Shelly if she'd work her magic on them for me, and she really has! I'm very pleased with my girls new look. I had sent just her head to Shelly to avoid expensive postal charges both ways, but when I came to reattach her head, so the darn elastic came apart at the metal clip. I tried fixing it again but in the end I had to restring her with Super Dollfie sized elastic, but all now seems to be well.
I made her this outfit for her return from the UK and although I like it on her, I feel that the smocking is not very good. It is such a while since I did smocking and even then I only did two dresses, that I'd forgotten what to do. My smocking book was here and I was not, so I had to 'wing it'......it could have been better, much better! But for now she's happy with it. I think the colour suits her and the dress has matching pants, so she seems to be pleased with it! (Socks by me, shoes by Ruthsdolls).