Monday, June 29, 2015

new york botanical gardens

Yesterday at New York Botanical Gardens.

liberty of london pajama shorts for me

I sewed up a pair of pajama shorts last week. It was a useful item to choose as I needed some new ones and I wanted them to be really pretty. Isn't this fabric gorgeous? I already want to make another and know now where I can tweak the pattern to make them even more suited to my taste.

Friday, June 26, 2015

portrait of a girl in a new dress

The pattern is this one with Heather Ross fabric.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

liberty patchwork

All the Liberty!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Grey Alice Skirt in Liberty of London added to the shop this morning. Size 6-7 Made a kerchief for S in the blue color way of this print.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


These roses are my absolute favorite in the garden right now.

star quilt in natural dyed muslin

This week I told myself I would finish a quilt. I've a few sitting around.

I had done the quilting by machine several weeks ago but, regretted it and needed to do some unpicking along the border which is why it was sitting around. I know I am not alone with the regret of not hand quilting. It would have been effective since I found it difficult to keep the lines straight with this one. I think in this case even hand piecing the squares would have been a good idea since the stars did not align for me perfectly. So, it's sort of an oops and sort of not. I still think it's pretty even if it's imperfect. It's not a big quilt and it's just the right size for Scarlet to snuggle with. She likes it so and it was for her.

knit bobble bloomers

I made up these knit shorts/bloomers in a size 5/6. Not sure who they are being given to but, I was sick a few weeks ago and needed a tiny project. Love the little bobbles and the i cord tie. The pattern is from Paelas and I knit them in MadelineTosh vintage yarn.