Kimono

If a teenage daughter of yours has dragged you around the shops recently you may have seen the rails and rails of kimonos for sale.
‘Can you make me one?’ she asked.
After I had picked my self off the floor of Primark, I of course said, ‘Yes!’

We choose this lovely drapey soft polyester during our recent visit to Minerva Crafts.
Love Sewing Kimono

And as luck would have it the most recent edition of Love Sewing magazine had a free pattern for a kimono!

Love Sewing Kimono

Love Sewing Kimono

It is just me or has this lady’s head been shrunk?

It literally took me a couple of hours. I’m not claiming any fancy techniques here but I’m so pleased with the result I’m just going to have to run up a couple of longer versions as a cover up for my honeymoon.

 

So that’s more fabric to source. Ah,well……..

Love, Lucie xx

Blog hop

Have you seen the recent blog hop doing the rounds? I been reading many of them popping up on my reader and finding out a little more about what makes each other tick.
Some of us have been following each other for well over a year and I know we’d like to think we know a little about each other. It’s difficult not to let what goes on in our daily lives spill over into our blog. And in my opinion, so it should.

Wedding daze

Wedding daze

But there are more recent readers who might like filling in with a little ‘back story’. Read the rest of this entry

Hot off the needles

Hot off my needles; my latest pair of socks.

Knitted ribbed socks

Knitted ribbed socks


A fairly utilitarian pair. Read the rest of this entry

Honeymoon handbag

Honeymoon handbag

 

Do you like my new bag? ‘It’s white!’ I hear you cry.

Holiday handbag in bonded white lace, courtesy of White Tree Fabrics

Holiday handbag in bonded white lace, courtesy of White Tree Fabrics

I would never buy a white bag but making one that I know I can wash is another matter. Anyway I needed a nice roomy packable bag to take me to lunch whilst on honeymoon. And if you can’t be flippant on honeymoon, when can you be? Read the rest of this entry

Artist Trading Card 3

Artist Trading Card 3

When I read on the Veryberryhandmade blog that Ali was hosting another ATC swap, I was keen to take part again.
To recap, an ATC, or Artist Trading Card, is a mini work of art made onto sturdy card 2.5″x3.5″. Originally hand drawn or painted, ATCs were never sold but were swapped with other artists. Their original aim was to enable people to collect small works by artists which they would otherwise not be able to afford. Ours, of course, are textile based ones.

It is a lovely way of being creative but on a very small scale.atc-swap-4-button2

The theme, this time, is ‘getting away from it all’. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Read the rest of this entry

Brenda the Ballerina Mouse

Brenda the Ballerina Mouse

Brenda.

You don’t hear that name very often.

Brenda is what we have called our Ballerina Mouse.Ballerina Mouse

Isn’t she adorable? Read the rest of this entry

Back to school

No one should return to school without a new pencil case but have you seen the price of them?
Luckily Freya has a new one, courtesay of her mum of course.

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We found some thin PVC covered material in my stash, Read the rest of this entry

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