Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.
KCCO - Monsoon

Things are progressing really well with my monsoon shawl.  Of course the large needles are making it move along quite quickly. The edging is another matter, though. It is taking quite awhile to complete but it's so pretty, I know it will be worth it.

I can't wait to share our Michaelmas celebration with you all!

What are you working on?! Happy creating!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

About those birthday creations...

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K's ninth birthday sweater was completely inspired by Jackie's gorgeous sorbet colorway. It reminds me so much of the peachy-pink lazured walls in K's old Waldorf kindergarten classroom at PWS. The pattern is called Mini Rock Rose. I modified it a bit trying to turn a summer sweater pattern into a colder weather one. I ended up with something in the middle, which will be good for early fall and the spring. I think it looks really sweet on her, even with a baggy dress on underneath. But, oh my, she looks so grown up in these pics. Please slow down!

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And on to the dress...
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Sorry for the totally uninspired front yard photographs of her dress. It was too sunny to go anywhere else at the time. K tried to liven them up with twirling, though.

For K's ninth birthday dress, I used Heather Ross' rerelease of her Far Far Away fabric with my new favorite and now official go-to pattern the Geranium. I love how fast it is to make and how comfortable it is for my girls to wear. I took mamamajuly's advice on a KCCO post  (thank you!!) and gave the dress green pockets and a green border at the bottom. My K and I tend to pick brighter and bolder things so I knew she would approve, and I was right! She said is was her "most favorite dress ever" She loves that the green border turned it into a long dress (her favorite style) and I am happy that she will get another summer out if it since it will be too light for winter wear.

Phew birthday crafting is complete. Now on to Christmas!
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