Thursday, July 19, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
It can also be worn up on the hips, maybe belted, as a mini dress... which is kinda risque, which means, only on Hub's arm, yes?
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The necklace was not expensive, perhaps $10, but it was difficult to string the beads onto the ribbon. I copied a necklace I saw Zooey Deschanel wear in a Cotton ad recently that I really liked. Then, the next day, I dropped into my local Wally World and found similar necklace/earring set for $8. Well, I bought them, too so I'd have matching earrings and another layer of black faceted beads in case I felt MORE IS BETTER!
Project: Black Ribbon Necklace
Project Time: 2 hours
Note to Self: Next time check Walmart first?? Nah!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Project Time: 4.5 hours
Note to Self: Wear with black flats or brown sandal wedges and rock it, Girl!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
My first silk dress has been a success, and given me confidence to try more "difficult to work" with fabrics.
Fabric: 4 Ply coral colored silk, tangerine rayon for lining
Time: 18 hours, including cutting, which was challenging
Note to Self: Make sure to interface the collar next time you make this dress
Saturday, May 12, 2012
These are both Lisette patterns, which aren't difficult to sew at all... the top was actually cut out on Tuesday morning and worn to quiz night at a local pub Tuesday night... of course, someone said it looked like blood spots were on it (sob). It's actually made from Japanese double gauze by Naomi Ito, and a dream to work with... presses beautifully, and has just a tiny bit of bite, I hardly had to pin the straight seams at all! It's thin but not see through, cool, and the prints have that lovely Japanese minimalist aesthetic and refined feel. I bought some that's a wee bit thicker for a summer dress that's coming up soon in the queue. The color of natural muslin, that thick cream color is good for my coloring.
I think the buttons are sweet, but I've already replaced the ones I used for a St. Patrick's Day dance.
Patterns: Both Simplicity, Skirt: 2211, Top: 2245
Cost: Skirt: $20, Top: $26
Time: Skirt: 8 leisurely hours, Top: 6 hours
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Project Cost: $36
Yarn: The Unique Sheep Verve
Pattern: Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl
Time: 12 hours, I think
Note to self: Ask Prairie Princess for gift guidance next time... but forbid puppies.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
I still have like 50grams left... I want to find something WONDERFUL to do with it, but what???
Here's what I did with the first 50 grams! This pattern is inspired by some fingerless gloves worn by a character in one of my favorite shows... and even though I'm afraid you'll all judge me for it... Oh, I'll just tell you... it's Dr Who!!! But holy moley, I love these mitts! Four to six year old girls all over the world agree with me, and you can't go wrong with that! Look how the yarn makes the cables and texture pop, I love it!
Pattern: Rose's wrist Warmers
Yarn: Yarn Love Amy March in Cosmopolitan (all their yarn names are literary figures or characters, I heart them so much!)
Time: 1 week
Note to Self: Never pass up an opportunity to buy Yarn Love yarn! And make a pink paperbag skirt to wear with them!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Pattern: Print o' the Wave Stole by Eunny Jang
Yarn: 3 skeins Knit Picks Shadow in Pacific and Blue Yonder
Note to Self: YOU GO GIRL!!! Also... wear this as much as possible and show it OFF!
Monday, March 12, 2012
I'm still making stuff like crazy!! For example: I overdyed some orange laceweight with pink and got this marvelous soft coral red, and then, to exhaust the dyepot, I threw in a failed attempt at vegetable dying... And I have bubblegum pink fingering weight yarn! This red yarn is for a travel project... I'm going to NYC, and of course, seeing the Cloisters! I found a lace shawl pattern with a cloisters lace pattern... Should be pretty in coral...
Friday, March 2, 2012
I'm remiss, I know... I lost my camera battery charger! So I took some pics with my computer which are... sub par. However, I did make something!! I've been happier lately, probably because of the Spring making itself felt... though the winds of February may just blow my house down. I was still coooooollllllddddddddd... so I made a head warmer to warm my head... and consequently the rest of me.
It's warm and squishy and stylish, I think... let me know if you all think I'm deluding myself about that... I CAN refrain from wearing it in public!!
Look at these cutie orange buttons! I think it looks so good with my highlights... Speaking of highlights!! I found a stylist that will GIVE me highlights even though I henna... and guess what?!? NO SCARY side effects!!!
Project Time: Two days... So easy to knit
Yarn: Fibra Natura COBBLESTONE and Socks that Rock Lightweight, held double... the STR colorway is Crabby Mc HappyPants, my favorite colors EVER... stood in line at the Maryland Fiber Festival and met lots of fun yarnies!! I have to go again this year!!
Note to Self: Great for bad hair days and also keeping warm without dressing like an Eskimo... Use second skein of Cobblestone for fingerless gloves??
Friday, February 10, 2012
Project Cost: Martha Stewart Paint Colors: Mushroom 1 gallon Satin, Powder Puff 1 gallon Flat. $28
Time: FOREVER I didn't bother to tape the trim, and it was a LOT of trim
Notes to Self: Find those pretty apricot Lusterwear tea things and get them displayed! Find a new china pattern to collect.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The set looks so sweet and feminine... and is just as pretty inside as out... French seams and cream lace... mmmmmmmmmm.
Project Cost: $8
Project Time: 5 hours
Pattern: One of Meemaw's she gave me long ago!!
Note to Self: I do not love the camisole, it is wearable, but not perfectly so... I think I'll try to draft a new one... or get a new cami pattern?