I’m not sure if yesterday turned out to be good or bad, so I’ll let you decide.
Let’s start with the bad. I was working on my pajamas set, transfered the design to the front, then made a stupid mistake – accidently ironing over the backside of the design thus ruining it! In my attempt to try to correct it, I made it worse. It looks ‘vintage’ now, but not the look I’m going for, so I’m starting over with new fabric. DARN, it was looking so good too. I am also under the impression that there is a postal conspiracy for delivery of my sewing magazines. Not only is my Patrones missing in action, so is my December Burda World of Fashion.
Now for the good! Over the weekend, I got a belated birthday present in the mail from Anary. Inside were wonderful goodies including coffee (my morning indulgence), a dress notepad on a wire hanger, a Kwik Sew pattern, Utter Balm for my dry winter hands, and pattern sleeves. I’ve never seen the pattern sleeves before, but plan on putting them to good use – if you could only see what I’m working with now! Thanks again Anary – I loved everything.
Partners were listed for my Sweat Shoppe Swap
last night and I’m so excited about what I’ll be receiving! Soon I’ll be getting a set of clay buttons (does anyone know if you can put these in the wash?), a winter scene necklace, 3 sets of Happy Hairpins, a gingerbread fleece scarf, and a machine embroidery decorations! Woohoo! I’m so excited.
I also finished up the laundry – which means that I can devote more time to sewing (because I am procrastinating cleaning out that toy closet)!
And now for some things completely not related to my day:
For those of you who may have missed my review at Pattern Review, the photo on the right is my completed Simplicity 3935 pattern. Taylor loves her new pjs – she’s even slept in the fleece top (which I thought would make her too warm) twice!
While surfing the other night, I stumbled across the best free pattern for a stuffed dove ornament [link via craftncutie]!
Disdressed also has posted patterns for her mitten ornaments! An illustrated tutorial can be found here.
The new issue of Knitty is up! Be sure to check out the Eiffel sweater and the Venezia Napkin Rings, they are both fantastic!