Friday, June 25, 2010

one down and one to go

At last - I have finished one of the two jackets. It is very cute.
I used a tutorial from for sewing up the squares. She had made a scarf from little squares. It makes for a neat finish. Thank you Vanessa.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Slow finishing

Oh dear - the Little Squares are taking forever to assemble themselves - not helped by me starting on the next project and finding that more interesting. I am making 2 of the Little Squares cardigans/jackets - so far I have sewn up the first one's pieces and now to sew together.
The fact that the babies will be born soon is enough to keep me at it! Nothing like a deadline.

I completed the Tropical Garden Vest Mark 2 a few weeks back but didn't want to post about it until my sister had received it. It is very similar except the Main Colour is a charcoal/black.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Patchwork and indigo blue

The Little Squares Cardi is taking forever to sew up - not helped by me moving onto another project ...

And here is an exhibition I went to the other weekend - it goes into my brain as inspiration for colour and pattern - and one day may return in another form. The exhibition was about dyeing textiles (mostly indigo) - I just love that blue. And also the way they use patchwork - I'm not sure if it was born out of necessity but they have certainly taken it to a higher art form.
Sorry about the layout - I switched back to an older form of blogger and I need to switch back again.
But if you click on the photos you can see them individually and big!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

and now...

I have this messy pile. Next I need to arrange the colours and sew up. Why is is so much harder to finish than it is to start? 
I will post all the details (about the tutorials and pattern) with the finished items.