Sunday, 14 July 2013

Miles and miles of bloody Africa...

First of all, thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post and sorry I haven't responded to anyone else's posts for the last two weeks. You see, I've been on holiday - on safari to Kenya!

And it was bloody brilliant!


I took mainly me-made items to wear for the entire trip. In the few weeks before we went I scrambled around making loads of lightweight summer tops to wear with shorts in the daytime and I took a handful of dresses for the evenings.

But guess what? I was so captivated by the scenery and animals that I only got ONE photo of me wearing anything me-made. Yes, one measly photo, that isn't very can't even see the wildebeest in the background!

T shirt made with leftover
butterfly fabric

Anyway, despite the lack of sewing-related photos, I had a fantastic time. We went to a fair few different game parks and nature reserves all over Kenya and got to see loads of animals and birds. The game drives were awesome!

Elephant train

I don't have the "official" photos yet (we had one proper camera between all of us) so here are just a selection of some that I took with my iPhone camera. We were lucky enough to see all of the Big Five (elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and even the elusive leopard!)

The Great Rift Valley
Sausage tree

One of the highlights was getting stuck out in the bush in the middle of a game drive, in the middle of nowhere! We had to get out of our minibus and help dig out the sand from under the van then push with all our might to get it going again. It was exhilarating, especially knowing that there were wild animals that could attack us at any moment!

Mr Sabs making himself useful

And here's a photo to prove that I did take some crafting with me. 

Practicing my knitting beside the pool

I'm now going to spend the long but enjoyable task of reading through all the blog posts that I've missed while I've been away. Enjoy the sunshine everyone!

**Edited to add**

I forgot - I bought some fabric in Nairobi! I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't the huge amount of fabric that I was expecting in the markets but I liked the bright blue of this one. It's not wax fabric but printed cotton and I'm thinking it will make a nice dress with a border hem...


  1. How utterly cool! I imagine you went to the Maasai Mara as well? If I lived nearer you, I could have loaned you my Hazel dress and pith helmet, LOL!

  2. l'Atelier de Flossy14 July 2013 at 17:48

    So you are back then. Seems you had an incredible time. Can't wait to see the photos.

    PS : that fabric is gorgeous.

  3. Yep, I did indeed go to the Mara. Gutted that I didn't see your post (no Internet) otherwise we could have done a comedy link post!

  4. Thanks Flossy! I looked everywhere for suitable fabric for you too but they didn't have any pink ones, sorry :(

  5. Good for you for wearing your me-mades on the trip and even knitting too! Looks like you had a great time. Can't wait to see more photos.

  6. Thanks Adrienne, I had loads of fun. Didn't get a huge amount of knitting done but it was good to have something crafty with me to keep me occupied (I get bored just sitting by a pool!)

  7. Lucky you - what amazing photos! Looking forward to seeing more :-)

  8. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time! I am so jealous. And that is gorgeous fabric.

  9. I've just received the cd of "proper" camera ones so am going to sift through them!

  10. Thanks Jo, I want to make a dress right now but work is so busy :(


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