Last week was a pretty big week for me, not only did I take my first driving test, but I passed and also bought my first car!!!
I was in shock for a few days I think, but now I just can’t believe that I have left it this long to learn to drive! It was never a huge thing for me before, but at the beginning of the year I decided that it was now or never so off I went on my lessons.
Most people my age by now would have about 10 years driving experience, so to help me catch up I went straight out looking for a little car. I knew I wanted a small engine and I knew it needed to be cheap so when I spotted a little purple Metro in the garage I fell in love immediately!
Purple Percy is a 1996 Rover Metro and he drives perfectly, no power steering so I have a lot of people laughing at me when I am trying to get in and out of parking spaces, but that’s all part of the fun right???
Anyway, after getting Purple Percy home, I knew he needed some little loving touches, so off I went to the fabric shop and picked up some fantastic purple fabrics!
I bought some gingham, polka dots and flowers all in the best purple ever, and got to sewing. First I made some pillows and stuffed them with hollowfill fibre, them made the cushion covers to go with them! The lavender sachet is just a small bag with a button and some yarn attached stuffed with lavender and rosemary!
Now Percy has two cushions for the back seat and also a hanging lavender sachet to keep him smelling sweet!