I finally got the half yards I had ordered from Mimi’s Boutique on Etsy. They are gorgeous Amy Butler fabric, that I will be using to make accessories
Archive for July, 2009
And the winner is… McCall’s M5991/C. I’ve got the fabric, interfacing, and zipper from Fabricland. I like the pleats of the pattern.
I saw this skirt on Nada Yousif’s website and I fell in love. The McCall’s pattern I got is ‘kind of’ similar, only I will be using a summer fabric this time.
Really easy project, but my first one using a sewing machine nevertheless… Here is my Drawstring Bag, which I am going to use as a knitting project bag. The sheep theme is very appropriate!
This is some gorgeous Wool + Alpaca I got from the Roving Spinners
This other one is an also gorgeous Ashford commercial roving in ‘Pomegranate’ in Merino + Silk I got from Gemini Fibres. Doesn’t it look like sugar cotton?
And these are rovings I got in Buenos Aires. The first one is a natural color fibre in charcoal
And the second one is supposedly a Merino, but when I started my fibre prep by trying to fluff it up and pre-draft, it looks kind of felted, possibly during the dyeing process. I think I might use a drum carder and see if that helps. I really like the color, though
I am sick at home with pneumonia -it really sucks!- and after spending the first 2 days literally in bed with no energy for anything but breathing, now I am feeling a bit better so I started to knit, spin, and update my blog.
Our first project at The Sewing Studio will be a Drawstring Bag (followed by a zippered purse and then a skirt!) and these are the fabric, thread and cord I got at Fabricland for the small bag.
The fabric is not too fancy, as it will be my very first project, but I chose that print because I am planning to use it as one of my knitting bags, and I really liked that red.
I did order some 1/2 yard cuts of beautiful Amy Butler printed fabric from Mimi’s Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=40007.
This lady from Alabama, USA, has an online boutique where she sells fabrics and her own handmade totes, purses, and other types of bags: http://www.mimiscustomtotes.com/
You should certainly check that out, they are gorgeous!!!
This is an old entry from May, but wanted to post some pictures. On May 31st, we went to the spring Silmaril Farms event, and even though it was small, we had a good time. We saw alpacas, sheep and angora goats. Also a herding show, some shearing and a culinary demonstration.
A group of the Niagara Spinners Guild in action, and even a spinner spinning from an angora rabbit seated comfortably on her lap!
There was also a cage where a group of golden retriever puppies played happily. My guess is that they were for sale, and every time somebody approached them, they would immediately go to meet people and be petted. We fell in love with all of them!