Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

A quick post just to wish you a Merry Christmas. I haven't been sewing this month at all and I miss it! I hope to rectify the situation after holidays!

Hope you get some nice pressies from the man in red!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wiksten Tova in Nani Iro Sen Ritsu Metallic

It's mid-December and every year Christmas seems to rush head long into my face! Things get busy and things I want to get done seem to take longer than I'd planned. Anyone have the same experience?!

I made this Tova last month. It's sewn with Nani Iro Sen Ritsu Mezzo Piano from the 2014 Autumn/Winter collection. I purchased it from the lovely Frances of Miss Matatabi.  It's brushed cotton and oh so cozy!

Yes, it's true, I'm totally addicted to Nani Iro fabrics! Oh well, there are worse things to be addicted to!

Here's my lovely Daisy being the enigmatic cat!
I've finished the majority of the baking (cookies) last week. I hope to do some gift sewing this week, fingers crossed!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Oh, my Darling Ranges!

When I started to get interested in sewing again this late spring, I was really happy to see so many wonderful designs from indie designers.  I saw the Darling Ranges dress and went "hmmmm" with interest. You see, I don't wear dresses but something about this design just nudged at me.  Time went by and recently I decided, why not give it a try. I have to say I am just in love with this dress. It can just hang there for me to look at as I wait for warmer weather to wear it.

The fabric is a Liberty Lifestyle cotton I was hoarding. It is not cotton lawn, but it is still a lovely cotton, a bit lighter than quilting cotton. Everything about the design just says "tea in an English garden".  I love it!

Now I want to make one in a bit warmer fabric and make it just a wee bit longer. Brushed cotton perhaps?