Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stitches of the knitted variety

The only sewing I have been doing lately is for my Etsy store that I hope to open soon.
I have managed to get some knitting in while I'm watching shows on  Netflicks.  Here's a couple of tops I knitted this past month.
This is the Lillian Top that's free on Ravelry. Here's the link for this cute summer top. I used Hobby Lobby's I love this cotton.
This top down Hoddie was also knitted in the same yarn. It's a really simple pattern to knit even for a newbie knitter like me. I found the pattern in  knit & Style magazine you can also find a link on Ravelry for this hoddie. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Celebration


I got up early this morning phoned my Mum in Northern Ireland and we watched the Royal Wedding together while chatting on the phone:)
Katie's dress was beautiful! A dazzling white satin embroidered dress with long lace sleeves and a train.

Designed by the creative director of the McQueen label, Sarah Burton.

 I know there will be a lot of celebrating going on back home in Belfast today!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Project Planning

Well we are back home in Kentucky after a wonderful trip to Georgia to visit with family. Our oldest grandson done great on the trip. Ten hours in a car is not easy for a 6 year old but he seemed to enjoy the time reading and talking with Nana and Pappy.
He was asking a lot of questions about God and the Bible so when I got home I got on Amazon to look for a kid's Bible and found this wonderful Bible. The Bible is done in a comic form with amazing illustrations by Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello.

On sewing news the only thing I have worked on since I got back is a few aprons for my etsy store.
I've been looking through my closet to see what I'm in need of sewing wise. It seems I'm lacking in casual everyday wear. So I took a look through my patterns and picked out a couple of casual tops to sew and also a few casual skirts for the summer.

I found a couple of things in my Burdastyle mag but to be honest I have not been impressed with the magazine this past year I'm not even sure if I will renew my subscription.
I do not like how many patterns they are now cramming on to the pattern sheets, makes my eyes hurt just looking at it. Any one else out there feel that the Burda magazine is a bit uninspiring in it's designs this past year?
Well it's time to go get my run in before I go to work.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stash Building

Hancock Fabrics was having a sale on their cottons this week for one, two and three dollars a yard! so you know I just had to buy some :0

All these wonderful fabrics are going to become aprons.
Hope you all have a great week.
I'm off to pack for our tip to Georgia in the morning to see the in-laws. I'm planning on bringing some knitting with me to give me something to do on the ten hour drive! A few cute baby cardis for gifts.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just A Quick Post

There really hasn't been much sewing going on around here lately other than a few aprons that I made up to eventually sell. It's been more about the knitting this month. It seems that I jump between the sewing and knitting. Either I'm really focused on the sewing or it's all about the knitting.

I have gained a few extra pounds over the cold winter months so I have started running and lifting weights again. So in the hopes of losing some weight I do not want to put to much time into sewing form fitting clothes right now. So you may be seeing a few more garments sewn with knits and also some knitted ones posted on this blog in the next month:)