Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here it is, finished, with redone lining hems :-)

Fingerless Gloves

First of all, thank you for your comments on the jackets! Emilie has not seen them in real yet, but she likes them too.
The print may be weird, but the polar fleece was very nice to work with. If I can find some, with another print, I'll take it for myself. I love polar fleece night wear...
A little secret: knowing you are watching makes me progress. For example, I sew my jacket yesterday, but the lining hem for the sleeves is less than perfect (and even than good), and I'm going to redo it. I would not redo it if you were not around :-) Although you won't see the difference...

The weather is getting colder, and suffer from cold fingers most of the time. So after knitting some for Emilie, I made this pair for me:
Still Noro yarn.
Have a nice Sunday!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sewing two vests...

Remember my first jacket? the one in fake fur? Well, DD#1 likes it. So much that she asked for one. When we arrived at the fabrics shop, I knew there would be two jackets, because I knew her sense of humor could not resist that fabric:But she really tries to be more girlie, so here is the glam version:
During this long weekend, I've cut three jackets, those two for her, and one for me. Mine is ready for the fun part, i.e. sewing, but this will have to wait until next weekend ...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mail received

I've been spoiled by two talented ladies

This lovely white card is from Corryna:
and this beautiful lady from Conni:
Am I not a lucky girl ?

This is the ATC I sent to Conni. It represents a dandelion flowing in the wind:

and the one I sent to Corryna. Those are supposed to be stockfishes, stockfish been the only word from Netherlands that made its way to our local language:
Thank you Conni and Corryna for this swap opportunity!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I've done no sewing, quilting, knitting, whatsoever this weekend. I really did nothing! Just enjoying the weather, the surroundings ...

and the food.

Did you find where I was ?
A hint: I did all that (and much more) with my daughter Amandine.
Another hint: I had a lovely time in a DIY shop, followed by a drink with Neki (a movable feast).
OK, now I'm sure you know I was in Barcelona!

The weather was perfect. We spent a lot of time shopping and walking through the city. I took Amandine to the zoo, then we headed to the beach where we had lunch in the sun, walked along the beach, listened to some musicians, and more and more.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Noro Minikits Design 26

I've got a new toy to go along with my passion for sewing.
Very helpful: to see mistakes, big mistakes that I should have seen while I was picking stitches for the neck border.
So I just had to undo and redo the whole border.

And now, I can see the buttons do not match the yarn. That is a shame because this yarn is so gorgeous, it deserves the right button... I'll change them at the first opportunity. I promise I will...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Burda November 2008 - # 117

That is what kept me busy yesterday. I would have hesitated to sew it for me, although it is beautiful. I was scare of theangle seam you can see from the drawing. But when a daughter asks for a skirt, you don't answer you can't sew it, do you? So there it is: I would go for a simpler version of it. You can see it on Life Happens be positive.

Oh, I would like to visit this site too: Ne pas . One of Emilie's friend has started making yummy jewelery...

Monday, November 10, 2008

How to spend a nice weekend...

First of all, thank you so much for your comment on Go Green. There will soon be another project with recycled material, at the beginning of next year.

In the week before the weekend, I purchased some fabrics I liked.
Then I took my daughter shopping on Saturday and purchased some fabrics for her. As usual I made sure my assistant agrees with our choice.

I grabbed my sewing stuff on Sunday, and started getting rid of that stash.
Since my daughter is here for the weekend only, I started with her clothes. She fell in love with a Vogue pattern 8131

This is the first time I'm sewing with a Vogue pattern. I've discovered them recently and like their design. A bit different from the patterns from the Burda magazines I'm used to. The main difference for me is that the seam allowances are included. They are exactly Emilie's size, or vice versa, as you like. So I used the pattern without altering it, but was thrilled to see the lines to shorten or lengthen the pattern. I'll need them for myself. Anyway, sewing was a delight, and the next morning she could wear her pants:

I made the fingerless gloves too. They are from Noro minikits. A pleasure to knit (I've ordered some yarns to knit a pair for me too).
And continued sewing today, more picture tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Green

A couple of months ago, Quilting Arts organized a Go Green Challenge. You can see the winners in the current issue, there are beautiful pieces.
I took part to it, using wrap paper,
my favourite vegetables nets
the remains of what was once a handbag
resulting in this
Have a nice day all!

PS, I'm not among the winners, just one of the many contestants!