Tuesday, April 14, 2015

spring has sprung: scilla

Spring has finally started in the Northeast. Could we be any happier? My daughter pulled out the beach chairs on Sunday and then decided to make lemonade from scratch..on her own mind you while I was upstairs-eek! and later she put on her bathing suit and ran in the sprinkler - it was 68 degrees!

In my yard the daffodils bloomed, the hellebores started opening and this dainty little flower which is so tiny and low to the ground you can barely notice it blue- indigo- violet. It's most certainly a fairy flower.

liberty hair ties

To be honest with you there are a few more of these but, once I started it was really hard to stop. My big basket of Liberty scraps is one of my favorite things to dive into and make things with. While doing this I also cut and sewed a little on my basic patch quilt as I went along. I don't plan to finish that anytime soon but, it's nice to pull out here and there. I've made these before and blogged them most likely a few years ago but, I can't help sharing them again.

springtime bloomers

Just added : a pair of bloomers to the shop and though it can't be paired with the skirt in a matching print it would make a sweet present for a baby and big sister.
I'm working on a very pretty Liberty dress that I hope to finish in a day or two.

Monday, April 6, 2015

butterfly bobby pins

I made a few of these wool felt butterfly hair pins over the weekend. They were intended for a certain basket but were spotted beforehand. These could become addictive to make. After I finished, I discovered where the rest of my felt scraps were so I think a few more felt projects will be happening soon.

This project can be found over on the Purl Bee.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

star quilt

Thought I'd pop in to show you something that's been keeping my hands busy in the sewing room.This quilt sewn with unbleached muslin and natural dyed fabric. The size is 40"x 52"
It needs some kinks worked out and a good iron. I am looking forward to quilting this one up.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

one of many

One of many projects in progress. A wool poncho for me. A little slow as the stockinette is a bit boring but, I think the end result will be worth it. Love the color and drape of this wool. A deep midnight navy with tiny flecks in it like the night sky.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

sewing for SS15

I suppose I disappeared from here again, not intentionally but, February really threw me and now it seems we are almost halfway though March. While we wait for the snow to disappear (hope last Thursdays storm was the end of it) I decided to sew up a few summer items for the shop in Liberty of London. Most of what I have been working on lately are big projects which I am going back and forth between so it was nice to sit down and sew up these three items over the course of a few hours.

I sold pink rose bloomers in December that were size 6 months so, I decided to make another one. These are size 12 months and are currently listed in my Etsy store:

This print, Claire Aude also size 12 months happen to match a 'Happy Birthday' dress in the same size perfectly in the shop. It would make a lovely set:

A gathered summer top in Coral Meadow was also sewn in size 6-7 years.

I hope to be back here soon to share more of what I have been working on. I have lots more to say but, my right hand is asleep and I need to go pick up the kids from school.

Have you seen the Liberty of London Tana Lawn Seasonal? I have my eye on a handful of these prints.
Also, love to browse through the selection at B & J Fabrics.