I made another burlap runner this weekend, really not much different than the last one except it's longer. I'm still loving that texture, the ruffles . . . And the fact it covers the unsightly gouge/gash/scratched tracks on my piano from a sliding microwave during one of our moves. ;o) Not pretty. But the runner is and now nobody is the wiser (except everyone who reads my blog). ;o)
And here's a peak at a sweet little skirt for Marissa. I finished it a month ago, thinking "I'll find a brown shirt or sweater to go with it, which should be easy with how common brown is . . ." Well, I'm still looking for the something brown. We've got the tights. I can't find a shirt! We've got nothing to go with it. Usually I check before I make something that I will be able to find something appropriate to match. However, I'm a sucker for baby whale corduroy in the fall. MUST.MAKE.SOMETHING. And paisley . . .
Anyway, if you happen across something that would be probably at most $12, but preferably less, let me know. Couldn't you just picture a chunky brown cardigan with three toggle buttons . . .
I'm hoping to put my sewing machine to good use for Christmas this year in the form of handmade gifts. It's an ideal at the moment--I'd love to see everyone with *something* homemade to unwrap, and I have many ideas. Unfortunately the rest of life keeps interfering with my hobbies. ;o) We'll see if anything becomes of that little idea--two months from today, ChRiStMaS! And of course, I have hopes of a few things I'd like to create for myself--check out the bags in this etsy store . . . LOVE THEM.