I have never hopped between so many projects before. As I promised myself, I have been trying to finish some open projects for next winter as well as start some well needed re-stocking and some new bits, but I can’t seem to work on just one thing.
My desk shows just how out of control things are getting.
I’m also still using both machines as I want to get to know the new one, but sometimes it’s easier to use what’s familiar, plus I have an insanely large stock of pre-wound bobbins in all colours for the old machine and I’m a bit lazy about winding on new ones (even if the new fancy-pants Bernina makes is sooooo much easier).
New patterns have arrived. A nice vintage dressing gown as I’ve been hankering for some time for a more glamorous but also still comfortable version than my existing one. I think I might try to make it in brushed cotton, so it’s structured but cosy. There’s also a ‘new’ vintage Vogue pattern and guess who forgot that even in these re-prints, the sizing is similarly small to the originals, so I should have sized up – doh – still, I’m slowly shrinking (in a good way) so maybe it will be my size, soon.
Finally, look at this FABULOUS hand knitted sweater and corsage. Both are based on vintage patterns and were bought from the Etsy shop 1940s Style For You. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this shop, I was probably looking for original vintage jumpers….anyhow, I couldn’t resist this lovely little number. Oh how I wish I could knit.
The brooch is a typical situation where I think it shouts out to buy hand made. It really is rather special, I make felt flower brooches and I’m sure many in my position might think they would just make something similar for themselves, but I know that a. I wont ever get around to it and b. it’s just a personal thing, I will copy commercial things (like mass made clothing) but I never copy other handmade artist’s work (please don’t think I’m judging anyone else here, it’s just my personal mantra I attempt to stick to) and c. I’m happy to pay for something so beautifully made and reasonably priced; so it’s a win, win for me 🙂
The rain stopped today, for a moment and then the sun came out – happy days!