What I’m working on and some new tools

A floral blouse for spring. Such a print literally makes me weak at the knees. Behold its tiny, delicate prettiness: Finally cracking on with my tartan kilt. I got the whole thing assembled ok and tacked down all of the pleats. I started to topstitch the pleats when I realised that this is not going […]

Alma Blouse and April Outfit

This outfit-a-month thing is working well for me. I made a blouse to go with the spring pants I showed a while ago. It’s been a heck of a week for me – I was hoping to have this finished a good while ago – but that’s how things go. The weather has finally warmed […]

FO: Spring Pants

I made these in the hopes that they would encourage Spring along. No joy yet, though if today is anything to go by, the April showers part is well underway. Pattern: #122 from Burda 1/13. This is a reallllly basic slim-leg pants pattern, perfect for woven fabric, and one I’ve noticed that they repeat in […]

Old truths

Whilst on holiday, I started reading a book that Alb was reading called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s about procrastination (particularly in creatives but it applies to everyone I think) and overcoming it. It is a little gimmicky and drawn out but the essence comes down to old truths. It didn’t teach […]

Easter Monday top and some other stuff

I hope everyone’s enjoying the long weekend! I’m sitting out in my shorts and flip flops with a coffee and my knitting, squeezing every last drop out of the sun! Next week I go back to cycling in 5°C weather. Here’s what I’ve been working on this week. First up, some crochet doilies. I find […]