More about Kew in a bit, first the Paper Roses part. I wore a Cambie dress which I made this summer - my second. I bought the fabric, a Liberty Tana lawn called Paper Roses, from Fabrics Galore at the Stitching Show at Olympia in March this year. I went to the show with my sister and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time there. This is the first time I've sewn with Tana lawn (I think, I don't remember sewing with it when I was younger, although I do remember my mother making us dresses from it when we were little) and I'm smitten. It is a delight to sew with and a delight to wear. There will be more in my sewing future!
|Paper Roses A-line Cambie|
I love the fact that the fabric has scissors in with the roses - makes me smile!
|Liberty Tana lawn Paper Roses (and scissors)|
This is outside the Princess of Wales glasshouse - yes cacti outside in September.
|Outside the Princess of Wales glasshouse|
Inside the palm house - I made the mistake of walking up the spiral stairs to the walkway which goes around the top of the glasshouse - won't do that again unless it's winter, it was really hot up there!
|Inside the palm house|
|The Unicorn of Scotland|
|The waterlily house|
|Rosa Lady of Shalott|
|Maybe a sarracenia, the label was hidden|
|Parterre behind Kew Palace|