Hence no blogging.
My hands have been busy though. I've made a couple of lamp shades (pictured on a candlestand, not recommended), a pair of pretty crochet/pearl earrings (1.25mm-hook-madness), working on my own triangle crochet pattern and then making triangles for bunting, and no doubt a few more things that I can't remember right now.
|This was fun. I could make a lot more of these.|
When I've sharpened my triangle crochet pattern exactly how I like it, I'll certainly be sharing here. This week I will be working on a steam-blocking tutorial to share around as well. It turns out, no matter how great the pattern is, things just need a bit of steam. It's like making a garment, at the end, the seams need a press this way or that, and then, only then can I say it's really finished.
|I'm really looking forward to finishing these. Crochet decorating really is fun!|
On a FANTASTIC note, my sewing machine has been fixed and I'll be picking it up tomorrow (dancing on the spot right now). Woohoo!
Things I want to sew asap:
A new hoodie: not sure if I should go for a beautiful soft yellow (might make me look all pasty) or a simple grey with pops of brightness (coral or lime or blue or yellow or...) inside the hood and inside the kangaroo pocket which I might make internally with welt pockets... Any ideas?
|Complete with loo-paper (for boogers) and vics in the background.|
The next (but probably what I'll start with) thing I want to make is a simple maxi dress with some fabric I've had sitting on the table for a while. There is enough fabric, but it's not the right shape so I have to be creative in the way I put the pattern together. Luckily the fabric (pattern) is double-sided and it's a woven fabric so I'll be able to turn pieces around and upsidedown without it making too much of a difference. I'll use a different dress of mine as a template for this one... it's (hopefully) going to be lovely.