And our logos are similar to boot. See Kate Sew suggests using Spoonflower to print a fat quarter of fabric with your logo, cutting it and sewing it to whatever you like. Why didn't I think of that?? So smart.
The ski trip was fantastic. My niece is fantastic. She's only 6 years old and had no trouble spending the day with her uncle and auntie and their 4 adult friends. I wish I had pics, but true to form, we brought the camera and then didn't even take it out of my suitcase. BOOOO! Oh well. One of our friends is a shutterbug and just got an iphone so there we can just steal his pics on facebook.
Right now I'm working on a second polo shirt for B, but I have an awful lot of tv to catch up on that has been distracting me from sewing. I do enjoy television—not reality tv mind you—except for The Voice-which makes me cry every episode. I sing, and even went so far as to get a university degree on the subject. I know I'm not a career singer but the passion for it never went away and I really get caught up in some of the contestant's origin stories and get very emotional when they do well. It's silly, I know.
Up next in the cue is either finishing copying my bathing suit or Simplicity 2191. I started the bathing suit back in the fall, but lost my nerve when I had to pick out the stitching about a million times when sewing the elastic to the top pieces. What a pain in the a$$. I've had fabric picked out for S2191 for a while as well, and may even use it as the basis for a bunnyhug (Saskatchewan for hoodie) Cidell pinned on Pinterest:
I asked Suzannah from adventuresindressmaking.com if she had any suggestions for patterns to base this on and many of her readers had some helpful suggestions, then I remembered that I already had S2191 which already has cut-on sleeves and might work better with those princess seams for shaping (I need all the help I can get). I haven't quite worked out how I'm going to manipulate the pattern yet, but in the end, I want to try ombre dyeing it. I've already bought a tan sweatshirt fleece and dark brown and purple dye. I've mocked this up to illustrate my idea:
That's what I've been thinking (obsessing) about for the last month or so. How about you?