Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sewing Saturday & Sleep in Sunday

There is no remedy for
love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau


I had a lovely sewing day yesterday. Two of my darlings went go karting and had a great time as they always do. Pixie is wagging his tail like mad as Cory has steadily made his mark in go karting. I did a fair bit of housework and peeled all the bedding off every bed in the house and washed them. So while they were happily flapping on the line to dry I made a start with my sewing project.
 Isn't she cute?
This girl is called Petal and the pattern was sent to me from Vickie during the weekThis is a lovely 'Angel in disguise' pattern and the instructions were easy to follow. I managed to get most of the cutting out done and then I had one of my dear friends, Heather, over for afternoon tea. We had a heart to heart session, as girls often do, topped off with lots of yummy tea. We traded our magazines, had our show and tell of what we have been up to and made some project plans.

In amongst all this Brandon came out of his bedroom!!! and asked to have a sleep over at his friends house. So after taking Brandon to his friends house and having a fit of the giggles together while we went there, I came home to a quiet house and continued to make my little Petal.
For Petal's body I used some material Heather had culled from her stash and as you can see it has a slight gingham effect to it. I thought that might be a bit different to use instead of calico. And those fat quarters given to me at Christmas and birthday time have indeed come in very handy. The dress was made in a lovely soft pink, and the shoes, nose and hair was done in a darker shade. I love the patterns running through both of those colours.
Once again thanks Vickie for sending me those patterns, I love them.
One thing I tried hard not to do was to go any where near my knitting, because my sewing would've come to a screaching halt. I was very good most of the day until tea time, and then .....
 I sat down at the kitchen table to eat tea and spotted my pattern had fallen out of my knitting bag, I went to pick it up and put it back in the bag......
 
spotted my knitting and that was the end of anything else!
 
 I kept knitting for the rest of the night. In the photo it is hard to see the pattern that is forming as the wool has mixed colours but it is coming out nicely. Part of the front is plain and then it goes to the pattern part that has a 'V' pattern forming. It is really lovely. As you can see by the photo it is a short sleeved little number and I plan to wear it for work with a black thick long sleeved top underneath it.

After coming home from go karts at almost midnight, Pixie and Cory were pretty tired. That meant a nice sleep in for everyone and Cory didn't wake up until 9.30am!!!! Record! Today will be a slow day for us all. Maybe a little bit of work around the yard and some sewing as well....I have to hide my knitting off myself so I don't get to it. How is your weekend going? Hope you're all having a fantastic time. Kind regards, Anita.

7 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

Your little doll is beautiful! Glad to see you finished her before picking up the knitting!!!

Bev C said...

Petal is so cute!!!!

Vickie said...

way to go you showoff she looks gorgeous...cheers Vickie

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Petal is super cute - love her sweet facial expression.

Shiree said...

Petal is sooooo cute, sounds like you had a great day then!

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like a lovely couple of days. Petal is darling.

Cath Ü said...

I am glad you liked Petal.. I try to make all our patterns easy to follow... and cute....

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