When I haven’t blogged in a while it makes it very difficult for me to post. Not sure why – it’s like writing that very first blog post ever – very nerve racking.
I’ve been swimming in fabric over here and sewing every night. I mean after all those Fall prints made it to the shops, I had to pick some up. Seriously, I think the fabric companies know what they are doing – teasing us at Quilt Market with new fabric lines, then making us wait for them. A bunch of smart cookies, they are.
Much of what I’ve sewn I can’t show yet but will show some soon! I sent my files for the next Craft Apple pattern to the printer this morning (early morning, really, like before I went to sleep last night) which is always a huge relief. I am rewarding myself tonight with a girlie movie. So after a little soccer with my co-ed team I will be icing my ankle and my head and watching Julie & Julia. Yes, I ice my head – the whole thing. For some reason I get a headache after exercising (soccer, running, anything) unless I cool my head down afterward with a giant ice pack. Crazy you say? Well, it’s nothing compared to how I’ll look after I sew me up a little head ice-pack holder. Ha!
I made this little number from Amy Butler’s Mini Dress/Tunic pattern. Fairly simple pattern, really. It would have been even simpler if I wasn’t trying to watch my Star Trek reruns at the same time. I really can’t follow someone else’s pattern while watching TV. Lesson learned. Anyway, the dress is cute! And makes me look great….with child. 2 thumbs up for the pattern – just not on my body. This is why I want to start taking sewing lessons so I can have someone teach me how to avoid this. I found a teacher – just need to find some time.
Yes, the wind was blowing and made the pregnancy-look factor go up several notches.
The Dobby is very thin, but nice to the touch and beautiful. I have to admit I can still see one spot where I used the seam ripper. The fabric feels thinner that some double gauze I have. So much to do before the weekend starts. I hope yours is filled with fun and joy!