Friday, February 24, 2012

Look what I found!

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 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?


  1. What a gorgeous hoodie idea, and the idea to ombre dye is brilliant! Your last inspirations picture is totally beautiful.... Good luck!
    Thank you so much for the comment on my blouse.

    1. Thanks Carolyn. I've never ombre dyed before, so I'll need the luck. I figure how hard can it be?? And if it all goes to hell, I'll just re-dye it one colour!