Harriet and I had a lovely Sunday at Dolly’s Haberdashery and Sewing School in Warrington a few weeks ago. We needed some girly time she had been feeling a little bit overlooked lately.
Father Christmas had bought Harriet a sewing machine that unfortunately had remained in the box ever since it was unwrapped :-/ George’s diagnosis came just after Christmas so everything had been up in the air for all of us. The box had become a wonderful place to pile clothes on top in the meantime.
I’d seen Dolly’s promoted on Facebook through friends and thought it’d be a nice idea for us to go together. So we set off a few weeks ago and looked forward to a girl’s afternoon.
Linsey was very patient with a very giddy “enthusiastic” Harriet who’s alter ego had arrived too “Harret the Carrot”! I think i’ve laughed along with crazy Harret the Carrot a bit too often so she’s a regular visitor.
Harriet wanted to create an amazing dress or a hat, but as that was a little ambitious when we didnt even know how to thread a sewing machine, we settled on a nice bag instead.
Once Harriet stopped jumping ahead of herself and being cheeky, we learnt how to thread our machines and got on with our bags. We were there for around an hour and a half which I thought was great value for money at £30 for the private class.
With our finished articles we swished down the street into Warrington Town Centre for a mooch around the shops. Harriet spent her pennies on some trinkets which have subsequently been lost in the abyss of her bedroom, but she enjoyed carrying them in her bag for a while.
Armed with her new skills, Harriet has since been sewing little “Harret the Carrot” bags to order for her friends, they’re now in high demand! she’s even had Nanny Jane posting fabric up from her shop for her.
Harriet’s learnt new skills and has had a great sense of achievement since with her orders – we will be back for more soon!