I was very pleased this week when my 13 year old son asked me to make him a costume for school (I can’t remember the last time I sewed something for him, other than mending and alterations!). His school was celebrating its Feast Day and all the students were allowed to come dressed according to the theme of “Superhero” for a day of food, games, and a concert. He was very specific about what he wanted and sketched me up a design (I tried to talk him into more embellishments without success – teenagers know their own mind!). So without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to “An Anonymous Figure”……. (there was a matching mask but he didn’t want a pic from the front).
As Sarah has already mentioned, we enjoyed a fabulous day out last weekend at the Craft Fair. I bought lots of lovely items – fabric, bag making supplies, buttons, etc. My favourite stand was Amitie where I picked up some lovely Japanese fabric and got to see the Audrey and Maude patterns in real life!
(oops – I should have ironed the fabric first – the first fabric is a coarser weave and more of a furnishing weight fabric).
I am also the proud owner of a FabUMotion, which I pick up tomorrow, so I am hoping to finally master the art of machine quilting. I usually hand quilt but it just takes too long! (ask Sarah as she has been waiting for my current quilting project for 18 months).
Today I raided my parents lavender bush and have hung up lots of lavender heads in my laundry. From my research it looks like it takes about 4 weeks for the lavender to dry out (possibly more as we are heading into winter and the air is damp). Check back next month for some ideas on how to use dried lavender in projects. It is great for repelling moths and smells divine.
I finally cut into my “Cake Rock Beach” fabric this week and made a table runner for the coffee table in my Living Room. I love the earthy tones of this fabric and it is perfect for our place as the fabric has sea motifs and we overlook the Indian Ocean. I am planning on making some matching coasters but they will have to wait as I have more pressing things to complete!
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