One of my Facebook friends, Andrew Thornton, recently challenged his friends to blog more again, he had always enjoyed blogs, but had noticed that many of his favourites were not blogging as often as they used to. I’m terrible at keeping up with mine, but I thought it might be fun to try posting about what I’m working on, especially as my focus is changing a bit. I hope you will visit Andrew’s blog too, his work is gorgeous:
Ewan and Jeremy were away with our friends Tim and Henry over the weekend, so I had my first day where I could just do my own thing in the studio for months. I wasn’t working towards a show, or anything for a website. The last thing I wanted to do was bead. sometimes when a hobby becomes work, then something else has to take its place when you need something to both relax and inspire you.
A lot of my recent crafting time has been spent either knitting and spinning a sweater, or sewing I think I’m becoming addicted to French seams, it hides all the gubbins and loose threads inside the garment! I want to learn to make more of my own clothes, so I have a few patterns I want to work on over the winter including 2 shirt patterns and even some underwear. If I want basic plain black and white it is fine, I love my Marks and Spencer’s basic t-shirt bras, but my size is difficult to find, in anything other than those colours. Most companies skip right past it, or they are over $40 for a bra if I can find them.
New sewing projects completed over the weekend. The pajamas are Tilly and the Buttons Margot pattern made from a remnant of batik fabric from Vogue fabric that was only $5! Ewan's new pencil case was made from quilting fabric from JoAnn's, I just made it up myself, there isn't a pattern, but similar basic bags could probably be found on Pinterest. #tillyandthebuttons
Now everything has been handed in for the trunk show, I can pick up my knitting again. I can see a big improvement in my hand spun yarn with this project. The main colour is my hand spun BFL, the contrast colours are Baa Ram Ewe Titus in Coal, Aire and Heathcliffe. The pattern is Burrafirth by Gudrun Johnston. #burrafirthsweater