This year, the girls have to wear a uniform and for a mama-sewer and jojo-knitter (their grandmother), it's been kind of boring... I really miss seeing colours on them. Oh, well, we won't be here forever. In the meantime, they wear as much color as possible on weekends;-)
- Red cardigan with a bit of gold by Jojo.
- Shirt and skirt: Japanese pattern. Fabric from Tissu Papi in Roubaix, France.
One of my favorite things to sew are skirts and apart from the fact that they are easy and fast to make, what I love the most about it is that everytime I sew one, I realize how much the girls have grown since the last skirt;-) Here are the last few I made...
If you knit, knit, knit and have lots of cute little skeins in delightful colors in a basket somewhere, you and your kids may like this project I spotted in France this summer. First, buy a case of clementines, grab and old shrunken sweater (gray or brown is best as it will be our soil) and make rows of little vegetables with the yarn. Sit back, dream and watch the kids add their playmobil to the patch!
A few days on the ranch were pure joy. Kids running free, riding horses, singing cowboy songs and grilling marshmallows at night... How happy we are when everything is simple and dusty, when we can wear the same old jeans and boots everyday and have nothing else to do than spend time with each other.
(I was going to talk about house stuff but it can wait;-)
Little nightgown made with 1950s curtains. These were in my mom's room when she was a little girl. It was very nice to see the look on her face when she saw I had turned them into a a little something for Lily...;-) There is so much waste everywhere that it is always very satisfying to being able to reuse something... I never tire of that! Have a lovely weekend!
Slowly getting back to sewing and crafting while 99% of my happy stuff is still in boxes;-( It does not make it easy but sometimes, it is better to work with less so we'll see. I visited Giovanna Imperia's workspace today in the Houston artistic district (had no idea there was such a place here... but yeah!). She makes the most amazing jewelry and has quite fabulous specialty yarns, threads and ribbons. Take a look!