Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Grecian Waters HSTs - Return of a WIP #2

I'd like to say thank you to all of you who were as thrilled as myself to see this quilt return and have made useful suggestions helping me with my colour choice dilemma as well as providing creative input - looking at you Molli.

To avoid buying more fabric than necessary I trialled Kona charms from the dark palette.

I'm drawn to the less purply, less blue, less dark colours so these three are out: purple, midnight, raisin.

These two are much closer: eggplant (left) and hibiscus (right). Surprise surprise, they're both from my original set of choices! Guess somebody might be a little bit biased...

Berry, number three, isn't part of the charm pack but I'm now convinced it's a tad too light anyway. The picture doesn't capture the colours perfectly, meh, but they do look great in daylight. Both are sizzling contenders, however, I have made a decision and will be ordering yardage soon to keep this project going. Stay tuned to find out which one made the cut!

Happy sewing!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Baby's First Dress(es) #1

I've made a head-start on these dresses using Made by Rae's Geranium Dress pattern which she offers for free in size 0-3 months. Too cute and so simple to make.

That is when you don't mix up your skirt fabrics during a photo session which makes you doubt your original choice of fabrics for tops and skirts. My green swallows dress...

...would also look way cute with these strings of pearls on blue.

And this dreamy blue fox dress...

... wouldn't look too shabby if the foxes dreamt on a slope of green grass, either.

Aaaah...why?? Well, I suppose it's best to call it a day and return to my knitting for the evening rather than rush this.

Happy sewing!

Wool on Sunday #3

This week was busy but I've been able to sneak in some knitting with the gorgeous wool I showed you last time. The Duotone Cowl pattern is quick and simple but I don't mind a bit of "thoughtless" knitting for distraction and I like the little twist - half-way into the pattern the width of the blue and grey parts will switch.

Both the husband and my dad have said they don't need a new scarf so I'm thinking this one will become a present for my brother-in-law. He still wears the one I made him two if not three years ago religiously and deserves a new one.

In other news, the nesting instinct is definitely kicking in. We've ordered a pram set, furniture, and I'm finally shopping for clothes. Though I'm thankful for my sister's pretty hand-me-downs I want a few new things just for our little girl. Speaking of which, today I'm going to whip up her first dress!

Happy sewing & knitting!