Monday, January 26, 2015

watercolor votives

Scarlet and I painted glass votives with watercolors yesterday. I remembered this project from Once Wed I saw years ago and it was a very simple and pretty thing to make with my daughter.

I love how she instructed me to not rush and not copy (she saw me sneaking a peek at the original image). The project is very simple, you just paint inside the glass. At times we swirled the brush and sometimes we did straight lines. You can put them upside down or right side up to drip. Layers can also be applied.

A link to the project can be found here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

sommar in blue

I was in the mood to knit myself a sweater and determined to use something in my stash. This sweater, Sommar, was the perfect choice. A quick knit in beautiful yarn that I've managed to squeeze three projects out of so far: Ice Cream Sundae, this beret and now this spring sweater. I used two pretty ceramic Melissa Jean buttons with polka dots at the top.
I'm now onto knitting some more crowns and this sweater.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

scout tee

I've been admiring Grainline Studio patterns for quite some time and thought I would try out the Scout Tee. I love the simplicity and style of this top which has a nice rounded neckline, a straight hem in front and a longer curved hem along the back. The sleeves set in nicely and the top has a nice comfortable ease to it. I chose to cut into some Nani Iro gauze I have had for about three years now and I love the delicate soft nature of the palette with this material and pattern. I have my eye on several other patterns especially the Alder shirtdress and Lakeside pajama set and I can definitely see reusing Scout quite a bit over the years.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

birthday dress

I could not resist trying it on her and Scarlet had so much fun modeling it for me. All of these poses are hers. Nowadays, I only get to do photo sessions when I can carve out a little time alone with her on the weekends.

The pattern is The Hattie by Brownie Goose which I bought on Etsy and it's just adorable. I made the dress style (you can also make it as a tunic). I will definitely be sewing this pattern again. I love the ease of the pullover style which buttons in the back. I cut out size seven which is a little big on her now but will allow for plenty of growth.

She is very excited about turning 7 next month and has already started decorating! She very much has a vision for her dolly tea party and her own sense of style.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

a birthday dress (wip)

A sneak peak at a dress I am currently working on for my daughter's 7th birthday next month. This fabric was bought intentionally to be sewn into a birthday dress a few years ago but I've waited until now to cut into it. The color scheme in this Liberty of London print makes me swoon.

I have a few finishing details to be done and then most likely I will try it on her....or not. I think it will be too hard to wait to give it to her, right? I have some leftover fabric to use for another few projects.

a golden crown

Fit for a fairy tale this golden crown knits up beautifully and quickly. The pattern is Circlet by Dani Sunshine and I've already got another in progress. Quite addictive to make.

organic wool romper

I wish I had a baby to model this for me because this vintage style romper/playsuit is very cute on a baby. It can be worn in the summer or winter as an outer layer. I knit it with organic merino wool and I've just listed it in my etsy store. I sold the pale pink one so quickly last month at my sale. I think I'd like to try to keep this as a regular item in my store. If you have a specific size/color in mind send me a s message. I'm willing to make it up to a size 2 for now.