Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A kimono for Ms. S that I managed to sew over the past day with the help of not one but, two coordinated naps. This never happens. It came together rather quick except for the binding which I finished by hand sewing it on. I'm waiting for her to wake up so I can try it on (didn't get around to it). I suspect it will be too big (it's size 6-12 M) which I'd be rather happy about as we all know babies grow.
I've just begun making my own binding and I must say I think I could get addicted to this. I know that has been said before by other crafters and now I understand why. Oh, the possibilities and fun one could have with this gets me going. I didn't even bother to read the directions on the Clover seam binding maker I bought but, I figured it out. Woohoo! Plus, I had this little tool that came from my Great Aunt that helped me push it through. I don't think it's an awl from what I can tell looking at them online but, it worked and so that's cool.
Anyway, I just love kimonos. Little M wore one for his first birthday and it was amazing. It had little toys and tigers on it. Speaking of tigers we went to the zoo today. I have such mixed feeling about zoo's. I feel bad for the animals.
Okay, I'm beat now and I'm going to sit down and knit for most likely two whole minutes before they wake up.
-Yeah, I'm actually finishing this post hours later as I got about 1 second after that last sentence.
- The pattern is from here with a few modifications.
-The fabric I believe is from Timeless Treasures but, I can't find it online right now. It reminds me a little of giant swirly lollipops and also of pinwheels.