Monday, June 29, 2009
The amaryllis are the ones I grow inside in winter. I leave them in pot, and bring them outside in the summer. They don't have leaves when they come out, but usually grow news ones during their vacations outside. Last year they also produced blooms, and it seems they'll do it again this year. When autumn comes, they have lost their leaves again. I repot them and on we go! I buy at least a new one each year, yes I'm addicted...
Yesterday was the last day of vacations, the one where I prepare everything for the week to come and finish as many projects as possible. The result is those pyjamas. I wanted some cotton ones, because it is so hot here. I wanted them to be bold too.
I've used McCall's M5769, view C for the top and view F for the pants. I'll make the robe when winter comes.
I chose this pattern because of the pockets: I need them to carry my IPod with me in the morning while I'm feeding all my assistants and cleaning the house before leaving for work :-)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
One back pocket became the lining pocket, with some decoration:
The "feathers" are triangles cut in leftovers.The bougainvillea is courtesy of the garden.
Friday, June 26, 2009
HubbleSpacepaws, you are right, the dress has a furry coat on it...
Lilly would be glad to go wherever the dress will. She is a very curious lady :-)
Why is there a 2001 calendar there? because I did not put it away properly :-). I use old calendars either to paint, or to protect my work table when I mark the fabric with Burda "carbon" sheet and the roller. Otherwise the wood is marked too... The calendar has been used a lot this week.
I did a lot of errands yesterday. Gathered them all on the same day, in fact. I've been away from home most of the time. When I came back, I still had some time for current Summer of Fun Block. One of my errands was to buy fabrics for the summer, for me and for my daughters (some surprises to them, in fact...). I bought one fabric that was not on my list, but it was tooooo beautiful, I could no resist. I'll show you soon!
Have a ncie day!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Why not. It is a Very Easy Vogue pattern. I should be able to follow the instructions...
Well, may be not:
It is difficult to read them with a cat on top.
But I had another very helpful assistant:(In case you wonder, Lilly waited until Osiris was away to come and help).
This dress requires some pressing. Only the bottom hem is not done.
This is really a little BLACK dress. In my opinion, it needs a lot of fancy jewelry.
Tomorrow, I'll go to the big town, to buy some fabrics, my garnment stash is empty!
Monday, June 22, 2009
This morning I went through my stash and make this first block.
PS: When I finished writing this post, I went back to the box where I had put my fabrics and this first block, to protect them from some naughty cats. And when I closed the box, this I saw:
it was not deliberate, so I guess coffee is the theme of the day :-)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
asked for a dress with ruffles.
She has selected a nice black and white fabric. This is what I made of it:
This dress has been the excuse to buy feet for the sewing machine, one for narrow hems, and one for ruffles. I ordered them after reading a post by Wendy of West 38th . Making ruffles has become fun! Making narrow hems (over 24 meters for this dress...) is much easier, but not yet perfect.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tonight, we had a short performance at an elderly home (not sure this is how you say it). They had their summer party, with an oriental theme. They ask us and three other groups to help for the animation. I'm not the lady in purple, I'm the one in red behind.
Monday, June 15, 2009
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I won't tell you how hard it is to go back to work today. But that pays for my creativity, doesn't it?
When I came home, the June issue of Workshop on the Web was available. In my opinion, it is a very good one. You can learn more about it here. I think I'll have a look at it many times in the coming weeks.