Saturday, August 23, 2008

Little bag

I made this little bag for Katya a while back and love it more everytime I look at it. I'm sure I like it more than she does. Maybe I should make one for myself...could I get away with it? I'd like to make my way through this Japanese embroidery book with a new little bag for every new pattern. Or maybe I should do this with my Wee Wonderful stitchettes.

Can a girl ever have too many bubble dresses?

I sure hope not because this is the second bubble dress by Oliver + S and I'm not stopping with this one. I just adore these patterns and ordered two more from the new fall line. They are expensive, but well worth the money. They come together beautifully and make me feel like such a good seamstress.

I saw this fabric on sale at my favorite fabric store and just knew it HAD to be a bubble dress. And got to use fabric covered buttons on the back! I'm already wanting to make a fancy one for the holidays....let the fabric hunt begin!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happiness is a new stack of fabric

I have never been so excited to get fabric in the mail. Yesterday my rather large (!) stack of Heather Ross Mendocino (ordered from here) arrived. I am such a huge Heather Ross groupie and was overjoyed to find her new blog the other day. She even included a sundress pattern in her latest post.

I just sat and marveled over the adorable prints and amazing quality of it all. I'm imagining a dress for Katya and many promised totebags I have to make (soon to make their way into the shop). It came at the perfect time since I've been in a sewing slump. I think I have too many ideas floating around and can't decide where to start. Now I do...and maybe I'll even order more (shhh....don't tell Andrei).


Our little Tarzan fractured his arm last week. Poor guy....unfortunately the cast hasn't hampered his monkey-like behavior too much. Let's just all hope he doesn't break the other arm!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Trying to be all artsy

This camera is making me feel all artsy and I cannot stop taking pictures. How much fun we (well, I) had the other day while hanging out at a cafe with the kids.