The lovely (promised!) news is that heh heh I did get a whole lot of craftiness done this week and that feels very very satistfying.
Because in our Etsy shop, we're about to have the 50th purchase, I want to throw a tiny party and so the purchasers of item #50, item #51 and item #52 will be gifted with a little handmade extra. I actually love sneeking little surprises in (those of you that had a new baby or bought more than one item know!) and thinking up little things that will make someone smile kinda is great fun. I'll also add a few new little girls-garments to the shop tonight, including these 'kimono-pinafores'. I'm very happy with the way these pinnies have turned out -I used some authentic Mameyakko kimono cottons.
For OUI boutique, I've made some flower-dresses for 2 to 3 year olds with Noami Ito's stunning Fuccra fabrics in black and yellow. I must admit - and I fall in love with all the textiles i use- I'm making a black one for Lieveke too, just too beautiful. If you want one (***I've enough for one more black one*** edit : last of the black on hold for Kirsten! - and not enough yellow sadly) let me know...
Ah, and Im currently also making leggings. I've finally gotten over my fobia for knits and stretchy fabric, found some yum stretchy cotton in turqouise/green and coral/red and well hello my stripy ones! Umph the sewing is 'technically' going well but it took me a few pattern-drafts (and reject-sews) to get the sizing right... At first I made a pair for a 6 month to 1 year old bub with way-too-wide-flapping legs. No good cause I want them nicely and sleekly hugging the leg. Then I made a 1 years to 2 years pair without a bum (yes i forgot to allow extra space for those 'sexy curves'...). I'm proud to report I now have the two sizes more or less 'drafted', and the test-driver Lieveke was pleasantly chuffed with her new 'legs' as she calls them.
I just love those little test-toes to bits. I want to nibble them right now.
Ok I'm sure you'll agree that I'm over my grump.