Monday, June 20, 2011

Fighting UFO

Thank you all for your comments on the bento kit. I hope my daughter will like it too! it was fun to make.
Now I just need to make one for me...
Have you noticed that I have many doggies visitors? They are most welcome. Visiting their blog is my way of coping with not having one dog...

Nothing much to share this week.
Windows has updated my PC this weekend, with the result that it was almost impossible to start any program on it. Especially if it implied going on the web. By luck I still had a working backup and lost nothing. But it took me quite a few hours to sort. Arghhh.
I was a bit nervous as I saw that Windows was installing some updates again, but this time, they worked fine. Relief!

No more UFO, that's the mood I'm in.
Technically, this was not an UFO, since the baby is not yet here. Officially, still one month to go. But those items have been on my table for several weeks, and it was time that they were put away.
A last picture before going to the post office.

I'm working on a jacket for another baby. Then I'll start quilting the Japanese dolls.
It is always a pleasure to see an item disappearing from the to do list :-)

Another reason that I don't have much to show is that I'm reading a wonderful book. I open it whenever I can, like I do with a novel or a thriller. I needed a sewing techniques book, but which one?
Erica of Erica B'S - DIY Style made a review of Couture Sewing Techniques , by Claire B. Shaeffer.
I'm very impressed by Erica's work, its high quality and style. Since her review on the book was very good, I decided to buy it.
Not only I'm glad I did, but I highly recommend it.
First, this is not about sewing, this is about couture, explained to the average seamstress.
Secondly, it is well written. Did I mention I find myself reading it from beginning to end, just as I would do with a thriller?
It is really a pleasure, and it is full of good techniques. The explanations are easy to understand. I mean, they are precise, with drawings. I read the words, look at the drawing, and I understand what they mean. This is not always the case with patterns explanations...
I really love that book so I wanted to share it with you. Before leaving you and jumping back to my couch and my book :-)
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Lisa at Greenbow said...

All of the items that you made for the baby are so cute. I know you will learn a lot from the book. I can't wait until you show us what you do with these new techiniques.

houndstooth said...

That baby stuff is adorable!

I'd still gladly pay for that Bento kit, though! I'm still drooling over that!

Bunny says to feel free to stop by and admire her any time! Is there a reason you can't have a dog?

Unknown said...

Looking forward to see your new projects, the baby jacket and the Japanese dolls.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog yesterday. Your kind words of encouragement mean the world to me. I look forward to sharing vintage with you for years to come!

Amandine said...

Ouhlalaaaaaa!!! That's your blog's New Style for the summer? Love it! And I miss you.

georgia little pea said...

i just had to read this [old] post because of that marvellous looking little dress. that is so sweet and the fabric - i love! i'm fully into retro looking designs like that. must be my age showing :)

another doggie visitor xox

George The Lad said...

You are very talented, thanks for your visit.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx