Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Possibly-Just-for-This Autumn Jacket

Good morning, friends.
I've mentioned here before that C loves pasting glue on her hands and then peeling off once it's dried, something she must've inherited from my side of the gene pool. So every week after art club, her two hands are covered in ready-to-peel dried-out glue, and for two weeks, I've been giving her a hat in the car for her to throw the peeled off pieces of glue into. As a forgetful mom, I've put the same hat on C's head, twice, without emptying out the glue pieces. Last Friday, I spotted some white stuff on C's head which I thought was fine glue pieces at the beginning, but after a closer examination, I realized it's every mom's nightmare. She's gone through the lice treatment and I've been through hell washing all the sheets and towels. On top of that, granny decided to pay a surprise visit. The weekend felt rather full...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Autumn, Are You Coming Yet?

The most worn clothes in the past few months are my three Wanderlust Tees. I love wearing tee shirts, especially the days I plonk myself in front of my machines for long periods of time. I've always wanted to sew ten black tee shirts and just live in nothing else but them. Don't fashion designers usually wear the simpliest clothes? I don't mind pretending I'm one of them. :))

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Self-drafted Bubble Top

Hi friends, I survived the long weekend, as well as the heat. The weather's been scorching for the last three days and it made me feel like some fermented beans sitting and sewing in my living room. Sorry, that sounds a bit gross. C's had a great time with friends swimming and going to the beach. She's even had her second sleepover and looking forward to the third one. I have to admit Summer provides great fun for kids.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ruffle Sleeves Here We Go

Morning! I have a confession. I am now a certified copycat of my daughter's outfits.
C wore the green and black outfit I made for her last week three days in a row, and those ruffle sleeves were shouting for attention. Sometimes you look at the same thing for a long period of time, you either love it or hate it. In this case, I've totally fallen for the ruffles.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Frilly Sleeve Top and a Circle Skirt

Me and knits, we are making nice progress.
Making clothes that C actually wants to wear, than making clothes that only look good to me, has become my new goal. It's no secret that she loves wearing knits, and I prefer sewing with woven fabric. But if changing the fabric of choice will win her heart, I'm in, wholeheartedly.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Floral Shirt for Me

When do you know that you are ready?
Recently I've had two opportunities knocking on my door. One is to prepare a range for an online kids shop, and the other to have a shared table at a market. Both are aimed at selling, and involve hiring people to sew for me. I know, it's possibly the inevitable route if I want to grow, but something is telling me I'm not 100% ready for that yet. Is it defeating the purpose of my journey by having a small production line? I am not sure. Right now, I make three garments a week for me and my daughter and then talk utter nonsense on my posts. Truth is, I am thoroughly having a ball doing these things. I am growing, probably at the slowest pace, but it feels to me every step I've moved forward, it's solid. As to when I am ready to get more ambitious, I hope I will know when that time comes.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Backpack, a.k.a. a Stash Buster

I think by now the world knows the 40th Cape Argus Cycle Tour was cancelled due to severe wind. I saw the video clips on Youtube yesterday morning and the wind looked unreal. Here is a link to one of the videos. How's that related to me? Well, we usually go cyclists watching every year, but this wind had turned my Sunday plan upside down and forced me to come up with some backup indoor activities. If it were up to me, I would've stayed at home and sew up a storm. But since there's a little person looking for constant entertainment, sewing was out of the question, instead we made necklaces together. It was super fun for both of us. Actually now I think of it, I don't spend enough time crafting with C anymore. I am always busy making something on the weekends for my Monday's posts and during the week from homework to bedtime it often reminds me of a robotlike plant in a factory. She actually has asked me a few times when she can learn to sew. Er... let's do it next weekend!