Friday, January 11, 2008

Slow wake-up

Methinks the crafting mojo is waking up slowly. I've been coaxing it with a lot of inspiring blog reading and flickr oggling, as well as some craft book page turning.


Thank you, bloggy peeps, for empathising with me. Perhaps it's the heat (although it isn't quite as extreme up our way as for melbourne peeps), perhaps I just need a bit of caffeine in my veins. Either way, I managed one pair of linen trousers for the bub's summer wardrobe. She needs another since she's grown taller again. Gah!


I love this dotty linen fabric! I luckily nabbed it last year from Leslie's shop, for this exact purpose....clothes for the kiddo. Aww geez! Cutting into any of the precious japanese fabric was a little painstaking, since I didn't want to waste it by botching the garment. Fortunately, I had already previously sewn the exact same pattern, just needed to lengthen the leg. It looks very cute on her!


What's next on the list? A bit of thread sorting, I think and some pattern tracing for today. I'm going to keep the momentum happening today. Fingers crossed!

9 comments:

Cathy said...

I got mine back yesterday, but I am afraid it has gone again - this weather is driving me mad.

Glad yours is back, those pants are so cute - just take things nice and slowly and you will be rewarded. There is nothing like a bit of thread sorting when there isn't much else to do.

Di said...

Good luck with the return of the crafting! I love the spotty trousers! I am sure that the bub will look great in them!

Kuky said...

Those are great trousers. I like the polka dot fabric.

de vliegende koe said...

The pants for the bub are gorgeous! Lovely dots! Sorting fabrics, thread, yarn, paint or paper. Love to do that. Can be very inspirational.

Thimbleanna said...

Excellent return of the mojo! Those are some very cute little polkies!!!

Katherine said...

Mmmhmmm... that dotted linen fabric is sweet! Happy to hear your crafting mojo is returning.

amy said...

They do tend to grow. Darn those kids! I made my little one some pants and now I can't find the pattern. It's somewhere in the house but I still can't find it and it looks very similar to your pattern. I will look into that book if I can't find mine! Very cute and I love the brown with dots.

Jelly Wares said...

Mine's SLOWLY comming back too!!! The heat's a real stickler for killing the mojo at the moment I must say... The little linen polka dot fabric is gorgeous!! It looks great sewn into pants, what a great idea.. Looking forward to seeing what's next on your crafting list...

Jodie

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm with you Jade, where did our MOJO go, back to the North Pole with Santa?
Hopefully I can coax it out of the closet by Club Quilt day next Sunday.