Monday 20 April 2009

I'm sew good!

I couldn't resist the pun in the title.
But, it's not in vain. Look!

My Kimono peg basket. I'm so proud of myself! I didn't think I could do it, but yes I could! Isn't it fabulous? I know the sewing or shaping isn't the best, but for a first project I think it rocks.

And the best thing? I have more than enough fabric left for another one, if not maybe two with some creative cutting. So, Tara, you never know what the postal elf might deliver! ;)
I can't wait for washday now so I can put this baby to use!

You may remember I said I had got a bedsheet to practice on before trying it with my lovely fabric. Well, I decided waste not, want not, so I thought it might make a cute doctor or dentist or nurse outfit for one of Alice's teddies. I snipped open the sleeves and bottom, put it on one of her teddies and she promptly decided it was a priests outfit. So, I give you Father Ted! I laughed myself silly at that one. For anyone who doesn't know it, Father Ted is possibly one of the funniest comedy shows to come from Ireland in years, hilarious antics of a rural parish. Just a pure scream. Anyway, here he is!

Just too cute.

In knitting news, as this is meant to be a knitting blog, the Good Stripe Dress progresses. Man this is a slow knit! I'm on the last full round before the end, so there are 500 stitches in a round now. Phew! Still, it's looking faboo. Can't wait to finish it so I can try it on her!

Doesn't the cream stripe look great with the pinks?

I'll want some instant gratification when this finishes, so I'm thinking some charity preemie knitting and yay! some baby knitting for my best friend who's knocked up with number three! Say the girl chant with me for her please. Two boys and counting. Itsagirl, itsagirl, itsagirl. I think I shall knit only pink things by way of sending karma vibes.
I'm still waiting on my Cookie A book. *sigh* when will it ever get here??
So it was back to work and school today after two lovely weeks off. Boo. The weather was just glorious here last weekend and today (rub it in God, why don't you!), so I didn't see my cherub from morning until chowtime and liquid refreshment. It was great! Hence the sewing progress achieved. I'm so proud of my little sewing machine, still going strong at a century old. If only I could say the same for me!
Start saying good weather prayers for me now will you? The communion is Saturday week and if it rains, I'm screwed!


Tara said...

You ARE sew good! The peg bag turned out beautifully! Woot!!! I'll be obsessively checking my mail box now, but you know, no pressuer ;)

And I really love the cream stripe in the dress. It'll pop even more when you knit the collar and arm bands.

Viola said...

That is really so pretty! :)

I'm flirting with the idea of taking up sewing too... (because I clearly haven't enough knitting WIPs...)

knitting it up said...

The communion is when you wear the clapotis-on-fire, isn't it? What rain would *dare* to fall on that!

Love the dress and love the peg bag. ESPECIALLY love Father Ted!!

craft-chick said...

I love it! The sewing is great, and the fabric is gorgeous! Congrats!

WorstedKnitt said...

The kimono is gorgeous! You did great!

I laughed out aloud for Father Ted :D