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Autumn / Winter Hiatus

Soo.. I just haven't been feeling like blogging much recently. Well, to be honest I haven't been sewing much either. Or feeling like doing much of anything except reading and looking out the window at the grey immensity that's outside (ok ok in truth it's not that bad - this has been a good autumn for me, and this temporary meh is just due to tiredness)

Still, I did finish a couple of things and it just so happens that I took phone pics so I figured I'd share.

First off, this dress will get a proper post when I take pictures:

Yes, I look like a dork trying to take that photo, but hey at least no phone selfie. It's Vogue 1329:


And I have obviously put the color blocking on the wrong side. It also feels a bit wide around my hips, so I might just take it in before I take real pictures :)

As an aside, looking back at this pic, this dress looks really rather ridiculous (it might also be the shoes). I just don't have much success sewing dresses I guess :/


Then I did a bit of selfless sewing, and made a baby quilt as a present.


 I used this tutorial: http://buttercreamsewingmachine.blogspot.ch/2012/01/tutorial-baby-log-cabin-tag-quilt.html, although I guess I didn't follow it exactly. I chose the center piece cat fabric, then I got the rest to match.


The back is a very nice "garland" grey - you can't see it, but it is striped and has these tiny circles with color inside (not sure that makes much sense, but it's pretty so that's that).

I got all the fabrics from plushaddict.co.uk. I really like this store for quilting stuff, because they're super quick and they have a great shipping deal to Switzerland (they're not paying me to say this: I genuinely like the store). They also have a color matching service - the brown below was chosen by them as the shade I had picked wasn't a good match.


I also added tags to this quilt as per the tutorial, cause I thought that was a cool idea, here's a picture with all of them. I just used random bits of ribbon I had around in the stash, but hopefully the kid will like it.



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    1. Thanks.

      I'm wearing it again today and it does feel too loose, so maybe I'll take it in quite a lot I'm thinking. But otherwise, I'm pretty happy :)

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