Sunday, March 28, 2010

OK I confess!

There´s been a sewing and handicraft fair this weekend and attended saturday: I actually worked for "sticka" the knitting assossiation in our booth where you could learn basic stuff or ask questions about almost anything. It was a really good fair! No scrapbooking, a lot of different shops attenting I´m showing one picture of a yarnstore, but there where shawls, yarns, fabrics, quilting, sewingmachines and you name it and I bought a shuttle for netting. I always say that I do anytheng exept netting but now I´ll give it a try...

I always liked kumihimo but thought the eqiupment being to expensive and tried some things using a paper disk. This variation is homemade and costs ca 150 crowns. OK I´m in!

If I bought anything? ....... of course I did! I bought yarn for 4 shawls, 2 of them handpainted one in brick and one in lilac from "fröken garn" a store in town that recently moved to new location shairing it with a pattern and fabric store... good combo!

Chanel 2.55 denim

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chanel 2.55

I´ve been obsessed with the Chanel 2.55 bag lately and decided to make one myself. I recearched through the internet and found some measurements and a lot of pictures, mostly fakes I guess... and Today I bought some chains, unfortunately not enought, so I have to go back tomorrow and I also have to go to my notionstore. These two store are in different parts of town....and I´m lazy!
I used denim and quilters cotton for the lining. The construction of the pocket is cool. There Coco kept her lipstic I´m keeping my cellphone

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wardrobe contest

PR is having a wardrobe contest and I´m gonna join! I might not finish it but that´s different thing...
My choise is these four fabric

and the cat supports my good taste

he also likes my riding boots, so good taste is a matter of taste

Anyway I´m planning to sew cargopants from the green fabric, a active wear kind of jacket from the offwhite texture fabric, a sleeveless top from the crinkled patterned fabric and a kind of drawstring top from the retropattern.

A good mileage

I´ve been knitting on the "Ballet" sweather for 2,5 years and now that I was seing the end of it I decidet that I did not like it, and deperately needed to practice my cast on skills I found the Hanne Falkenberg "Jazz" pattern ´what I thought was to much contrast

was now blending beatifully. The pattern is called mosaik knitting and you knit two rows in each color and as always with her pattern do as she says!

The cardigan is knitted in one piece from sleeve to sleeve and finishing bay making the cuffs

Thursday, March 04, 2010

All good things are three

The second citron is finished, the weaving linen yarn ran out and the ruffle is in Drops safran

and then I couldn´t help myself...I bought a ball of variegated lace yarn and started a new one