A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fabric Shopping and other things

It is my busy season as a relief teacher - winter brings sick children and teachers.  This year I have invested in the Flu jab and so far have avoided anything more serious than a sniffle.  I have been fortunate to spend time in the junior school this term and I love it.  This has come as a surprize as I previously only taught at the Senior end of primary school.  I am enjoying watching how excited children are about reading, maths, writing their stories.

As a result I have been a virtual sewer, reading all about others sewing through blogs and Stitchers Guild posts.  I have planned entire wardrobes in my mind and to accompany this I have bought fabric, notions, tools and a new toy.  My favourite store is the fabulous Global Fabrics now renamed The Fabric Store and I have been busy shopping up a storm.

Silk shot brocade - beautiful feel and lustre - not sure what to make with it but it was too nice to leave in the store.

Merino reversible knit for a Burda jacket and Dress
A luscious Silk Rayon Velvet to make a Ottobre tunic
 I have decided to try and spend at least 10 minutes a day in the sewing room no matter what in an attempt to get to and sew some of the wonderful fabric's, including this batch.  More later on how this goal is going.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Burda Sewalong

Burda knit coat all finished!

I am very pleased with how the coat looked after the bias silk chiffon strips were added.   I wore it out to a fundraiser for the St Peter's School Rowing Club.  The lace knit is wonderful to wear - light but warm.  I am looking forward to making some more tunics that co-ordinate with this coat.

Although I have only made this garment for the Burda Sewalong I enjoyed joining with all the other amazing people - it was a treat to read their journeys and see all the pictures on Pinterest. 

Thank you to the wonderful organisers,  Kat  and the curious kiwi, I look forward to the next one!!