Disclaimer: My name is Tepary and I have a yarn/fabric addiction.
I don’t sew, knit or crochet as much as the vast quantities of yarn and fabric I have would suggest, but I’m working on it.
Happy Birthday C!
Today, despite a crappy head cold, I turned out a Bubble Skirt for a sweet C’s b’day. I am a domestic diva! Snotty-nosed domestic diva, but still. You’ll be pleased to hear I’m not personally delivering the skirt or my snotty cold.
Check it out, it is reversible:
I’m going to make a similar coordinating skirt for Bean too.
There is almost two years between C & Bean and I love seeing the friendship develop between them. Bean gets to play the role of pseudo big sister and she is bloody good at it. C, well she might be one of the sweetest, most fun characters below the age of four I know. Her mum and dad qualify in the over four (or even forty) category.
Check out the fabric in the bubble skirt. It is Willow Berries and Willow Shrooms from Alexander Henry. Did I mention I love fabric? I actually didn’t have to wait in the mail for this fabric. There is a fairly limited number of fabric stores in Tucson. Rather there are several nice stores that stock quilting cotton, but not much of the designers I like, certainly none of the delicious Japanese stuff and tasty apparel fabric. If you’re into cats and batik fabrics you’re set, but the rest is fairly limited. So it was a special treat to order material online and not have to wait for it to be mailed, but pick it up from the mama behind Above All Fabrics earlier this week. Got to love supporting a local online rather than an online store based in another state. Does that still count as shopping local?
Good thing I’ve got all this fabric and yarn. Now I’m not earning, our gift giving budget is pretty much none existent. (Lets just say I made a few important omissions when I did the initial five budgets before handing in my notice.) So, dear family, this year I’m making good on my threat to make all homemade for this season of giving. If you have any particular requests, this is the time to let me know. Otherwise, you may end up with a bubble skirt (Just need your waist to knee measurement and your waist measurement. No, it isn’t particularly flattering to those over about eight years old. Yes, your backside will look huge in it, but dependent on what culture you live in that could be a good thing.)
What do you think? Swanky market bags? Bags for laptops or cameras? Or perhaps you need an apron for those kitchen goddess days. Okay skip that idea. A folding case for your iPad (which I’m going to covert). Dad, I’m drawing a blank right now for you. Flat cap?