Saturday, November 12, 2011
Totally geeked out
I’ve mentioned before how much I love oliver + s patterns. They are probably my favorite patterns for children’s clothes. They take a little more time to make, but her instructions are so awesome and the clothes always have such great little details. I just love the end product. So, earlier this year, the designer behind oliver + s released a book called Little Things to Sew, a book of accessories and toys for children. I resisted getting the book for a while, because I decided I wanted to stick to making clothes. Accessories (like hats and aprons) didn’t appeal to be as much. But I finally decided I’d get it. The first thing I made was this bear hat for the baby girl. I loved making the hat, but I wasn’t so sure about the purple tweed (spur of the moment Joann purchase). I wanted to try something more “interesting” than the usual “simple” where my tastes tend to gravitate. So, I was still unsure of the purple tweed, but I put the picture of the bear hat in my flickr feed, and the designer herself commented that she liked the purple tweed. EEK!
I felt like I’d just shaken hands with my favorite celebrity.
I’m a total sewing geek!
Btw, in one of my sewing geeky moments, I read back in Liesl’s blog, which she started maybe 6 years ago, when her daughter S was born. Back then, she only had one or two followers it seemed like. And, now she’s got several pattern lines, designs fabrics, and just wrote a book. So, you see, you never know where this blogging thing will take you! ;)