Monday 28 March 2011

El Porto

And this is the result: another bag and another one for me :-) It is the truly unique El Porto from Studio Tantrum. You can fit a LOT into this bag with its many pockets and I think I will use it for my swimming stuff. So far Leoni and I have been sharing her El Porto I made last year, but now that I've got one of my own, we'll bring some colour to the changing room (we go swimming together once a week :-) It is made from various remnant baby cords. A good way to minimize the fabric stash:

Saturday 26 March 2011

While my embroidery machine is rattling away, here is a little teaser of my next project:

Monday 21 March 2011

I got this viscose jersey from Hilco last year (I could only get 2m, not enough to list in the shop, selfish me:-) and since then it's been waiting for the right pattern to come along. Whilst browsing my old Ottobre magazines I came across a pintuck tunic (issue 2/2008) and that pattern seemed just right for this big patterned fabric. And here it is, my tunic à la Desigual:

It sits really nicely, no alterations needed. I only lengthened the sleeves as the original pattern has 3/4 sleeves. I'm very happy with the result and even Alan likes it. It is very likely to become a favourite piece in my wardrobe :-)

Saturday 19 March 2011

Dribble bibs

A custom order in between my "for me" sewing projects.

Thursday 17 March 2011

A new bag

The bag I made for me last year needed replaced as it is looking very shabby now from every day wear. I went for the same pattern again as I love the shape: the over-the-shoulder bag is great for window shopping in the town or just doing your grocery shopping in the supermarket. You have your hands free for carrying all sorts of things or just holding your kids hand. 

And as I like things matching: a phone and tissue holder for in the bag.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

For me

I started this project on sunday, but haven't got very far as the shop is keeping me pretty busy just now. Can you guess?

Tuesday 8 March 2011

New sewing magazines

I am very excited to announce the arrival of two new sewing magazines in my shop: Young Image and My Image. A sewing magazine from the Netherlands for girls (I know, again not for boys) and women, each containing 16 trendy designs. And it comes with English instructions as well as Dutch, German and French.

We had four amazing days at the Creative Stitches Show in Glasgow. It was lovely to meet some of you in person that I've only known through emails. Thanks for coming!

I think next time I will need a van :-)
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