Monday, August 8, 2011

Back and Better Than Ever

Well, at least that first part is true: I'm back! I put my mom on the airplane yesterday and she has safely landed, so everyone is back home.

And speaking of Mom, look what goodies she bought me in Paris: fabric and buttons from a cool store we stumbled across!


We bought these at IE Boutique in the 3rd arrondissement: 128 rue Vieille du Temple. Their website is still under construction, but here's a blurb about them: IE Boutique.

The fabric was 1/2 off because it has a few stains. They might come out in the wash; or I'll just cut around them. And the buttons are vintage, from India.


I'm thinking that the yellow fabric wants to be a skirt. It's thin though so I'll have to line it/layer it. But I like it with this Anna Maria Horner cotton voile, which I'm planning on making into a shirt:


Since this has turned into a goodies post, I'll show you the yarn I bought in the Pyrenees (from a local shop which mainly manufactures blankets and rugs):


Hiding underneath the yarn you can see the fabric I asked my mom to bring me from the States. Sew Mama Sew! was having a sale and I couldn't resist buying some cotton lawn!

The yarn is undyed and comes from the sheep that live in the Pyrenees. We stumbled across some on the road:


Lest you think that's it been all shopping, shopping, shopping and no crafting, here is evidence of my advancing knitting:


I have nearly finished the back and I started a sleeve. :)

And speaking of being back and better than ever, you probably noticed that I again changed the blog design. I can't help it! There are so many beautiful (free!) templates out there! I liked my last template overall, but I didn't like how it presented multiple pages...so I changed it. Hopefully this design is not too busy. My newspaper-designer sister said it was too hard to read so I changed the font back to a serif font (or whatever the appropriate description for that is). Feel free to comment if you think this layout is not user-friendly though.

5 comments:

  1. Ooh, you do have some wonderful new treasures to work with! That wool looks just beautiful!

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  2. Ooh so many pretty pretty things! What fun! :-)

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  3. What lovely items! I adore your new collection of buttons, and the Anna Marie Horner fabric is delightful! What shirt pattern are you planning on using with it??

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  4. I'm thinking either Burda 7432 view A or 7431 view A. But who knows by the time I get around to it!

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