Recently, one of my closest friends had a baby, a little brother for his two older sisters. To welcome him to the world I decided to make something for him, and chose a blanket. Now, this was inspired by another friend, over at Letters To Audrey. She is fabulous at making these blankets and very generously helped me get started.
Now, unfortunately I did not take great photos as I went. But I chose a deep navy for one side and a bright green for the other. And for his name, lovely blue polka dots with orange thread. It’s a simple design, but does require patience – tying the knots just so, and hand stitching the thread around the letters. I confirmed what I had suspected – I am not a hand sewing person!!! And of course, it wasn’t a short name!
Finally finishing it in time to take to the hospital, I packaged it up in blue tissue paper and a big white box.
It was really lovely to give a handmade gift to such a good friend and her new little boy!
Tomorrow, I’m starting this:
Woo! That’s right, a beginners dressmaking class. I’m very excited – it’s been a while since I’ve done something so formal as to go to a class relating to something I’m interested in! We start with a skirt, and I’m going with a friend who has already done one term. It’s at Spotlight, and in the evening. I’m really looking forward to learning to read a pattern properly and to then make adjustments. Any sewing I’ve done so far has been mainly self taught through reading tutorials I’ve found in the blogosphere!
I shall keep you in the loop as to how the skirt comes along!
I have decided to learn how to crochet. Even though I already have several challenges laid out – learning to sew, blogging, parenting, organising the house, being a good spouse……. what’s one more?!! I found a fabulous blog http://www.craftyminx.com/ where the author, Dana has put together a series of lessons to teach crochet. For free! It looks really well thought out and considered. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.