Sunday, February 10, 2008

Of fabric & yarn

Time for another check-in with the bloggy peeps before February gets away from us. And I've been a busy bee. Oh yes, I have!


Those flowery bits? I don't know what to do with the crocheted flowers yet, but I've got my thinking cap on quite snug. Plans are afoot. But then there's so many. What to choose? What to choose?

First up, I whipped up a pair of bibs for a bub who's supposed to be coming out of the oven any day now. I'm expecting a little text message from the lucky new parents soon.


Then yesterday I had a round of night sewing after biting the bullet with this Built by Wendy pattern. It's been languishing in the stash for more than half a year and I happened upon a piece of fabric at Tessuti's I took a liking to. (By the way, did you know that Tessuti's now has a blog?) This is my take on the pattern....somewhere between View C and View A, with a different hemming technique 'cos I never could entirely follow a pattern.


Anyhow, the fabric. It's got skeletons in double breasted suits.....he he he. Quirky? Yep.


However, my new love affair with yarn doesn't seem to be waning. These are the flavours of my current wip. It's about three-quarters done. So it should be presentable in a few days.


Who knows? I could get so excited with the finish, I might blog about it mid-week. Let's cross our fingers, shall we?

Also, thank you very much to Di, Kate, Sue and Jhoanna for passing on the "You Make My Day" badge to this little corner of the blogosphere. All you ladies are too nice for words! I promise to post my list soon. And if I forget, do feel free to bug me!

Cheerio!

16 comments:

twolimeleaves said...

Oooh, you're making crochet flowers - me too! I don't know what i'm doing with mine either I just know I want hundreds in every colour there is!

claudine said...

Hehehe.. very cool fabric on that top, Jade! And I can't wait to see more of what you've been up to with the yarn!

Cathy said...

glad to hear you have been busy crafting. that top looks great - love that fabric.

i have heaps of crochet flowers too - can't wait to see what you come up with so I can copy and do the same.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You have been busy. Love that top and the fabric is so cute. (For skeltons, I mean)

SadieandLance said...

Haha see I told you - yarn addiction!!! Welcome!

Nice top by the way. OH and what are you backing your bibs with? I am thinking of trying some out for the Smurf - he's a dribbling machine now!

Louise said...

You have been busy Jade! I love the flowers - I'm doing some too but have a special project in mind. I love your top and it's brilliant fabric. Looking forward to seeing your latest yarn project - it's a yummy looking colour!

Laura said...

love the flowers, what about some sort of mixed media collage that you can frame for the bubba's room? or your room? if you do one for the bub's room you can put little bees or butterflys on them, how cute!! i'm sure you'll come up with something groovy....

;)

Colette said...

Thanks for the mention........great top and yummy yarn, is it Zara ?

luv Abby said...

ohhhh I luc the skeletons... the rock. and those bibs are gorgeous... well done.
luv Abby

Jelly Wares said...

Wow... You've been busy!!! I love all of it!!! The fabric on the bibs is gorgeous and that wool looks divine!! Can't wait to see what you craft up with it...

Jodie

leslie said...

oh, i love the skeletons. nice choice.

Marina said...

Love the crochet flowers - seems you are doing very well indeed on mastering a new craft!

Di said...

I love the lightning bug bibs! I am sure the parents to be are going to love them! I also love the fabric in the top - skeletons in suits!! Now that made me smile!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- those skeletons are so cute! As are the bibs. You've been a busy girl. And this shop -- methinks I should check it out -- I could send the child to shop for me if I see something I like teehee!!!

beki said...

Hey, I just made that top, I'll be blogging about it later in the day. I like your version, very nice!

sue said...

The flowers are so pretty. Perhaps you could crochet some nice hats to put them on, or a bag perhaps. I like the skeleton top too. I really like that yarn too, nice colors.