Saturday, January 22, 2011

I could make 10 of these

I have been sewing like crazy because my daughter's been home sick and we haven't been leaving the house. I made her this little vest/tunic thing and she loves it (sorry for the bad pictures). Whew....we have seriously been having some issues around her wearing the stuff I make. The conflict usually ends with me saying something ridiculous like "Well, I guess I just won't be sewing things for you any more," which we both know is absurd, especially given how much money I have invested in Oliver & S patterns. In any case, I am working on a less flowery version of this inspired by the colors of valentine's day. I am also trying to figure out how to make one of these for me without looking too maternity or needing darts. I spend crazy amounts of my day thinking about such things (darts, fabric, drape, and will it work with my new Frye boots!).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Is it wrong to love clothes and fabric so much? I don't know, but certainly occupies a large portion of my mind. I found this website through wildflowers::pretty (which I also adore). Just look at these beautiful dresses...oh and just look at those shoes.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hello there, blog!

It's not that I haven't been making anything, in fact I've been making everything, but I had technical difficulties with my blog (like it disappeared) and my lovely husband figured it all out with the people at Google, for which I am incredibly grateful because I have no patience for this kind of thing. So, I just lost all my momentum around blogging, but I'll give it another try.
I'll start with an old project I made months ago from Hillary Lang's stunning book. I immediately wanted to make Little Miss Storybook so I did and I really love her. My daughter is complete indifferent, as she is with most of the dolls I make, but I smile whenever I see it. And now I have realized, that's really what this handmade thing is all about.

On another note, I won some completely gorgeous Frye boots on eBay (first time bidding!) for a complete steal. I am currently trying to sew a wardrobe to go with the boots. First tunic is kind of a disaster, but I have many other projects waiting for a turn. I've finally decided to cut into fabric I've been hoarding for years because I might as well enjoy it on my body instead of staring at it on the shelf (which I do plenty, believe me!).