Sunday, January 29, 2012

Top with some Pop

Pop of color that is, this is Vogue 8597, one of the 80+ Vogue patterns I purchased when JoAnns consolidated their stores. The fabric is from Hancocks, I don't remember how much it was but it was on sale.

The pattern description is true, it is very easy, took maybe 2-3 hours tops (pun intended).

I think I've found this year's hat, it's Bellezza a free download from Raverly. The yarn is Vanna's choice cranberry. This picture is more true to color that the one below.

It's a great pattern but you do have to pay attention, I had to rip it out twice before I finally got it right.

I made to many to count Star Crossed slouchy berets but I never made one for myself I felt it wasn't age appropriate I don't know why but I feel like Bellezza is and this ones mine, funny because the designer said she came up with this pattern because she lost her beloved Star Crossed slouchy beret.

I started to title this post "Just call me Stella" because I've been trying to get my groove back but we all know how that story ended, not a good reference.

I hope everyone had a great crafty weekend. Be blessed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quite a Drought

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I apologize but sometimes life just gets in the way. I haven't been doing a lot of sewing, didn't even do my marathon Christmas pj's. Hopefully 2012 will be better. I finally finished this jacket, which I started last year and had so many problems with the lining I just had to walk away.

I took a deep breath and tackled it again and I'm happy with the finished product, although I'm calling it my coat of many mistakes.

It marinated for so long I can't find the pattern, it's a project runway but I don't remember the number.
The fabric is a herringbone corduroy, my love for the fabric made me persist.

I'll leave you with a picture of our ugly Christmas sweater party at work. We had a blast.

Hopefully more sooner rather than later.