It seems like this week has gone by like a blur, so it seems like it’s a good idea to share with you some updates & some fun links I’ve stumbled across:
First, my next project. It’s taken me awhile to figure out what to make next, but I finally did it! I’ve decided to test out Simplicity 3850, the Built By Wendy shortscapripants pattern. I’ve had this for quite some time, but never had time to work on it. I’ve decided to make this shorts a bit ‘dressier’ and use a black sateen for the fabric. I’m hoping to make this Burda World of Fashion halter (in this pink stripe fabric from Lucy’s Fabrics). I’ve added this project to the sidebar.
I’ve joined another swap! This one sounds amazing – “I can _____, but can’t _______”. Basically the premise of this swap is that you create a large item for a person in an area that you’re skilled in and receive an item (that you’ve requested) from a person in a craft that you don’t know how to do. The sign ups for this swap are pretty long so I have quite awhile before I know what I’ll be making and for who, but I’m excited to get this one going!
My Amy Butler Nigella fabric arrived (thanks Kris, that was fast!)! I plan on using the Forest Wood Fern print as a new fall bag from Nicole Mallalieu Designs.
The house is slowly progressing. We now have pipes going on in the basement and they will soon be pouring the basement and garage floor as well as the driveway. Meanwhile, we’ve selected the flooring and counter tops for the interior.
And now, for the links:
I’m loving these cute plush patterns from the Funky Friends Factory.
GrueneTree’s Free Reversible Fabric Mousepad pattern.
CraftGossip is looking for a new Sewing Editor. Check out this article for more information.
I’ve got to find myself the Jean-a-ma-jig tool that Dawn mentioned. It seems like it would be the perfect notion for fall sewing!
Anna Maria Horner’s fantastic Chocolate Lollipop quilt pattern. I love all those circles!
One of my favorite menu items at Applebee’s is their Oriental Chicken Salad. I’ve now found a recipe to make my own (guess what we had for dinner last night?).
A convertible dress pattern for girls. Not only is this pattern designed for girls, it’s instructions are designed for them to sew it up. I’m wondering if Taylor would be interested in this?
Win a date night from You Can Make This.