|Sweet treats Sorbetto|
I don't have much to say about this pattern that hasn't already been said. It's such a quick and satisfying project. Next time, I'll size up (it's just a little bit snug under the arms) and add more length (I added 2 inches, but that really isn't enough for me). And there will be a next time. I love all the variations I've already seen in blogland, and I can't wait to try them for myself. Thank you Colette - high five!
I've really enjoyed following MMJ. It's so inspiring to see fellow bloggers proudly wear their handcrafted clothes every day! I hope I'll be in a position to join a me-made month at some point.
It's been interesting to see how the MMJers have identified gaps in their wardrobes, and it's really helped me realise that what my wardrobe needs is not a collection of Liberty-print frocks (lovely as the thought of that is!), but some more practical items to complement what I already have. And since I love and wear colour and prints, "practical" for me does not have to mean "boring" (yay!).
These thoughts have led me to consider the current state of my wardrobe. It's full to bursting - yet every morning, I stand in front of it's open doors, bemoaning my lack of anything to wear. So, I'm using Kendi Everyday's five-step process to help create a wardrobe that works for me. The five steps are purging, assessing, organising, shopping and remixing. Instead of shopping, however, I'm planning to sew the missing/must have items.
A short while ago, I started to learn crochet. I had a brief tutorial during my local WI spring party, then used YouTube to help me along. And TA-DAH! Behold the giant granny square baby blanket:
It's for my soon-to-arrive niece/nephew. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Crochet, it seems, is not scary. It's so addictive! I loved making this.
|As modelled by the uber-glam mum-to-be|
And in keeping with the handmade gift, I made the card too:
Embroidery was my first craft-love; sadly neglected since I've started sewing. For the hearts, I followed this easy-peasy tutorial by Little Birdie Secret.
And here's something else I made:
|isn't this print just TOO cute?!|
Much nicer than a normal envelope, no? But the downside is that you have to put the envelope into another envelope before sending it.
Back soon with some finished projects!
Have a lovely weekend & speak soon!