Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Patterns and Liberty.

The gorgeous Spring weather we are already experiencing here in the Hunter spurred me on to begin planning my Spring/Summer sewing. My goal for this season is to sew a collection that is suitable for everyday where. Most garments I sew are lovely, yet are items I do not often wear. My pattern collection reflects this also.

So recently I began to stock up on everyday wear garment patterns. I bought some patterns from Sewaholic and Colette Patterns. I also recently purchased Gertie's book, which does have a couple of things I would class as everyday wear for me. I also purchased these four patterns from auntonniesnest on Etsy:

I decided that if I am going to be focusing on sewing everyday wear, I needed to make an effort to sew the garments in fabric I would feel special wearing. Liberty always feels good to wear, so I bought a few pieces on ebay.

 ~ 1.5m of Fairford in blue ~

 ~ 1m of Lodden ~

~ 1.6m of Emillie's Flowers ~

The Lodden will definitely become another Sorbetto, but I am still undecided about the other two. Any suggestions?

Sam xox

Monday, October 1, 2012

A prize from Ashford.

I promise this will be the last spinning related post for a while, but I just had to share with you the prize I received from winning an Ashford Facebook competition! The call was made for people to submit a photo of themselves and their Ashford product, with two winners to be selected and rewarded with an Ashford apron.

I entered this photo...

Yes, that is me in my pyjama's spinning Merino fleece while my darling cat Sophie watches on. A typical week night for me :-)

The apron arrived on Friday and it is terrific!

I have already pinned my Guild pin to it, and I plan to christen it at the next meeting. 

Sam xox

Psst - In case you were wondering what on earth aprons have to do with spinning... one must wear an apron to protect their clothing when spinning. Fibres like to attach themselves to your clothes and are super hard to remove. At other times, when spinning freshly shorn / unwashed fleeces, the apron catches all the dirty bits and pieces that fall onto your lap!