Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My small craft-related wish list

No new creations to update here at the moment - am currently stalled on both the knitting and sewing fronts. Now where did that motivation go ....

But I am still yearning after a few things that I thought I'd share with you all.

I have this fantasy that if I had a dressmakers mannequin then sewing my own clothes would be so much easier and I would be more confident in sewing for myself and I would make stylish and funky things.

In reality ... I'm sure it would help! I do really feel unsure about actually fitting things to me as opposed to just sewing with the pattern, and it is very difficult to pin things on yourself after their sewn to try and adjust them.

But expensive. Am keeping an eye on Ebay.

KnitPro (KnitPicks) Deluxe Interchangable Nickel Needle set. Enough said!

Lovely. Useful. Will last a lifetime. Sigh.

A walking foot for my Elna Jublilee sewing machine. I would like to be able to quilt using my machine and it does not have a walking foot or an open-toe darning foot. So I would like one. But even though I can source new ones online I'm quite hesitant to order one for my Elna as it's about 30 years old and I don't want to order the wrong one!

So what's your craft-related wish list?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I love my kids

And I love sitting in the sun in the afternoon with them, which is what we did yesterday.

Winter sun, chalk, and lots of concrete. Awesome all around.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Spurts of motivation...

Have been feeling a bit of a lack of motivation lately. I've been learning a new position at work which has been taking up alot of my brain space, the kids have been not that settled at night-time so tiredness levels have been up all around.
But enough whining.
I made something for me tonight, yes, me! Shocking I know.

A grey sweatshirt material hoodie, heavily modified from a Unisex Simplicity hoodie pattern (I made size XS but had to take it in alot in the arms, underarms, and sides).
With cute tomato print poly fabric in the hood :)

Excuse the bathroom photos with the washing pile in the background!
I love this fabric!

The best bit is that apart from the thread which I bought to match the grey, it's completely from stash.

And now for some mindless tv knitting, a Milo vest for my boy from reclaimed cotton from a thrift-store sweater.

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