Archive | April, 2012

Starry Night Sweater

Is it summer yet, where you live? Here it’s starting to slowly get warmer, but the wool sweaters aren’t packed away quite yet. Good thing, as I just finished knitting a cosy wool pullover with a huge collar! I’ve called it the Starry Night Sweater because it sounds pretty. (Much better than the ‘oh crap, […]

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Aha! Here’s the fabric I was looking for…

Guess what! I’ve found the perfect fabric for my dotted Minoru I dreamed of making, back in this post here. (And rambled on about here, too.) It’s a polyester crepe fabric, slightly heavier than a blouse weight. Strange choice, I know! The dots are perfect though – not too large, not too prominent. (I stuck […]

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Red St. James

So nice, I made it twice! This is the second sweater I’ve knit, and I’m happy that it gets easier when you make the same pattern a second time. The first time took me about four months – blogged here, My First Sweater! – and the second time it took me closer to a month. […]

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Smart Cookie

Hey, everyone! Thought you might get a bit of a laugh at the fortune in my fortune cookie: Even fortune cookies somehow know that I sew too much frosting and not enough cake! How appropriate. (I think I love opening fortune cookies more than I like eating them. What it is about a message on […]

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A Fashion Show All About… Garbage?

You just never know what kind of cool things you’ll be asked to participate in! This week, Thursday the 19th, is the Garbage Fashion Show put on by the Coquitlam School District. The contestants, high school students, have a few months to construct a garment out of a recyclable materials (ex. used bottles, plastic bags, […]

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Too Much Frosting, Not Enough Cake

I finally have a cute term to explain the problem with my wardrobe. There’s too much frosting and not enough cake! If you’ve seen the things I’ve sewn, you probably have already figured out what I mean by frosting and cake. Here are some examples of frosting: (simplicity 3965 – original post here) (mccalls 7743 […]

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