There are a lot of babies soon to be born, in our family and a lot of friends as well. So, with this in mind I am trying out a few different things. The first topic being an area that I have wanted to get back into for a long time…. The Handmade Dress’ Samantha did a lovely post on the topic of Heirloom Sewing. Just look at her photo’s, her work is exquisite. I know when my first daughter was little I took a class at a local sewing shop, on smocking.. at the time I just did not have the time and patience to stick with it. Now that I am older, ahem, well, I am back interested… especially after reading this blog!
Here is my little ode to heirloom with a bonnet made from cotton sateen, entredeux, and a finely crocheted shell edge. I spent time with this book for inspiration..
Please note that spot appears to be on my lens, I had to go and do a double check on that, but no it is the lens thankfully!
~little birdy applique with some embroidery..
There are so many different post’s on the applique, I have no idea where or when I saw this.. but it is made from a lovely flannel called Nursery Time, appliqued with wonder under and then zig zagged around. On a baby kimono shirt..
All babies need burp cloth’s… I used Juliette’s tutorial the only change I did was not use the birdseye diaper, mine was the premium 6ply super absorbant diaper, it had the thicker middle.. and it seems as if I did see this made with that kind of diaper, but I can not remember for the life of me where. However~ with this is what I came up with.. I am just loving that fabric..
More to do, but this is what occupied my time over the weekend. Hope yours was all that you wanted it to be..
I am still loving the crochet… It has been a while since I have had time to make anything. The other day I found this cool pattern and I just love it! The pattern was exceptionally easy and very quick to make up.
Not only is it pretty but I do think the Lily cotton yarn in Creamsicle makes it just a little more special.
It is so pretty and the form is truly a piece of art ~
We have switched to using all cloth napkins and dishtowels in order to eliminate paper napkins and paper towels. It has gone surprisingly well so far. Now, if I can just stop collecting the plastic bags, I would feel much better… Back to the hyperbolic dishcloth, great pattern, super fun. It took less then 1 ball of yarn. Cost $1.69 for yarn, I guess less then $1.00 for this dishcloth. I do not think I could get 2 whole clothes from this ball of yarn, however you can combine leftovers… or use for other projects of course. The solid color Lily yarn would easily make 2 I believe.
As the weather warms, and as the days grow longer, it is so hard to stay inside. I am currently battling either poison ivy or Virginia Creeper type rash… I still can’t stay inside! I have been trying for days to get a an accurate shot of this rose bush gone mad…. ~ I have no idea why this is so hard to capture in a picture… one picture has to much light in the background, ~ this one has too much somthing or other..
~on the other hand, close up photo’s are much easier…~ seriously though, this is a great rose! Everyone should grow one if you have the room!
Now, when the blooms have faded I will attempt to tidy it up a bit. It is a bit impossible to go thru the fence, but it is a price worth paying for now… ~one more little peek~ here is the backside of the fence.
Now to the back garden….
~ my arbor seems to have filled in nicely… I am loving ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ right now. This rose is so fragrant, and nearly thornless so, it is a great choice for an arbor. Only worry is that is will get way too large for the space. But, that is a worry for another day.
~ close up MAC bloom
~ sometimes you just have to appreciate the view you create on your own…
~ peace be with you on this Sunday evening and enjoy Earth Week!