Saturday, March 31, 2012

Handmade Easter Swap

I'm participating in the Belle + Bee Handmade Easter Swap.  I found this cute little tutorial here.

A bunny softie inside a ribbon felt egg, what more could you ask for?  Hope the kids like it as much as S did.  Off to the UPS store to send them off!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sunday Brunch

 I'm kicking myself for not making this jacket sooner.  It was so quick and easy.  I guess I thought that since S had always been small for her age, I had plenty of time.  But alas she had a huge growth spurt these last few months, and now it seems that time has run out.  
  The pattern that I have only goes up to size 3.  The sleeves are a bit short, hitting just above the wrist.  The length fits ok though.  

S didn't want to stand still for a photoshoot so this is the best I could get from her. 

Happy spring everyone!

PS.  To Ms. Liesl and co.;  please please please make the large sized Sunday Brunch pattern available before my girl gets too big.     

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tova Top!

It's hard to believe but it's been about 10 years since I've made an item of clothing for myself.  My wedding dress no less.  But the long hiatus has ended with this lovely top. 

  I had seen photos of Wiksten's Tova Top all over sewing blogland but balked at the price.  Who would spend 30 plus dollars on a pattern when you could get them for a dollar or 2 at JoAnn's?    Then my friend Gail  made not one but 2 really cute shirts.  After stalking the Wiksten shop for a few weeks, I was finally able to get my hands on a pattern.  

This top is super-flattering for any figure, but especially for those of us who have an extra roll or two in the tummy area, which I am going to blame on the birthing of two kids and not the bag of cheetos I had with my lunch.

I've discovered that it's really really hard to take photos of myself.   But here's a closer look.

And here's one with the other arm down.  By the way, the fabric is Lisette Lawn from JoAnn's.

The greatest compliment of all?  When S saw me wearing my Tova Top, she asked, "Where's my shirt like yours?"  A mini-tova?  Stay tuned.