Saturday, April 18, 2009

Orange Dress

This is so gratifying, I finally finished the dress for S. and she LOVED it! Here she is doing a twirl...finished the top for Kate and now I'm trying to get to J.'s shirt. I've been out of commission because of a shoulder injury which has been really annoying, although I think I am starting to heal. Weather is amazing in Brooklyn, 75 and sunny today, finally. I worked on my terrace today and did a little city gardening, everything is budding and flowering. It feels optimistic.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Unfinished Projects

I'm officially obsessed with fabric, I've discovered a whole world of beautiful fabrics and project after project I want to make. I went to Purlsoho finally and spent hours, bought tons of fabric, including my first Liberty of London - although it is so beautiful I am afraid I will ruin it. Also bought Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross and made the Smocked Sundress and am working on Kai's Shirt for my friends twins. I plan on making the Summer Blouse with one of the Liberty fabrics. I still have to finish off Kate's shirt, but it came out pretty nicely, and the skirt that never ends. I really don't like the pattern, it's too much, so I am having difficulty finishing it. And, just because I need another distraction, I've discovered embroidery and have been working on a couple of things with my daughter. It's fun to work on something together, she loves it. We also planted flower seeds in peat pots and made papier maché diorama eggs over the weekend. I have to work on finishing projects, before I go on to the next...Oh yeah, and I stitched up a pair of jeans of Barbie's boyfriend Blaine.