August has been busy in the Edinburgh house and the craft room was mostly occupied with guests coming to stay for the festival. Aside from this I haven't actually managed to unpack the sewing machine after the move - and worryingly the plastic casing seems to have taken a bit of a knock in transit … Continue reading The Deadline Dress
This project is again using birthday fabric from my mother (aren't I a lucky lady). I was calling these birds cranes but I think subsequently I stumbled across it somewhere online where they were definitely called pelicans and discovered that the design was named 'Ship Shape' (kind of obvious come to think of it seeing … Continue reading To err is human… : Pelican Dress
Now, well done if you remember that I had started working on dress 'R' from the first Stylish Dress Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori back at the end of 2015. I had two metres of birthday sheep fabric that was absolutely adorable and remarkably calming. It's such a crisp print but the colours are so neutral and muted … Continue reading Sheep top time: a project from the 2016 vortex
I'm not one to advocate throwing money at a problem. However, my lack of inspiration to knit much of anything, words included, was certainly salved with the arrival of this beautiful yarn. No discounts, no windfalls, just pure excessive expenditure on a yarn that I have in more rational moments written off as just too … Continue reading Wispy Bridesmaid Shrug
There are so many things I have been wanting to write about but I have been a Christmas misery this year. For the first time in my life I had to work Christmas day. I LOVE Christmas. But this year the run up to it just kept on reminding me that I would spend the … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I have been in hibernation mode. I have been making things but mostly gifts and this usually leads to bad pictures taken in haste before I bundle them into the post to arrive for a deadline. My Japanese baby blanket being a case in point. I would love to show you a little Idris inside … Continue reading Big Green!
The 'T' dress is complete. I even got some photos about a month ago when it was still warm enough to stand outside in a cotton frock but this was before I'd managed to turn the hem so I didn't feel I could legitimately write a finished object post. I truly finished it the day … Continue reading Ta Dah! ‘T’ Dress