The most frequently asked question: Where do I buy my labels? The answer: Namemaker.
Camera straps will be available some time in the middle of April. I will let you know the exact date when it gets closer.
OK - back to my vacation.
The most frequently asked question: Where do I buy my labels? The answer: Namemaker.
Camera straps will be available some time in the middle of April. I will let you know the exact date when it gets closer.
OK - back to my vacation.
I started with the skirts and then moved on to dresses. The skirts took 1/2 yard of fabric each, and the dress, slightly under a yard each. I didn't follow my own tutorial, but instead went with the directions Heather gives in Weekend Sewing. Her way is easier and better which made these pretty fast projects....about 1/2 hour per skirt, maybe an hour for the dress. The girls are saying that they will wear them. I hope so. I increased the odds by making sure that their respective garments matched their new saltwaters. Fingers crossed.
Our spring break starts today at 3:00. I'm looking forward to some down time and just hanging out. I'm not sure if I will be in this space or not. Have a great weekend and see you soon-ish.
I could have finished in February if I had really tried, but I didn't. Instead, I knit the last 3 rounds of sleeve number two and then cast off on March 1st. I blocked it right away and finally, about a week after it had dried, bought some buttons to finish it off. I have worn it three times and I love how it fits. I was worried that I made it too small, but kept reminding myself that garter stitch grows and it would be fine. It's more than fine. It's perfect. What I do not love is how the Malabrigo is starting to pill. I was warned, but I went ahead anyhow. That's okay. I'll deal.
Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Size: XS - 37.5"
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Forest, 5 skeins (with most of the 5th skein unused)
Needles: Size 7
Modifications: I made the bottom band and arm bands wider to match the width of the button band. That's all.
And yes, that is my bathroom, re-painted. Still missing outlet covers, though. Why rush these things? I'll get to that someday.
Instead of writing three more posts, I decided to put the remaining projects I made from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross all together. The reasons are simple: I didn't make many modifications and I am ready to talk about something else. So here you go.
The Trapeze Dress/Blouse
When I traced the pattern for this, I cut 10" off of the bottom and just followed the same hem line. Easy enough. I sewed it up in a cotton swiss dot-like fabric that I got on sale. I bought 2 yards and that was more than I needed. The sizing on this was just as true as on the summer blouse - I made a medium and it fit without any modifications. I sewed it following the directions exactly, except I skipped the pocket bit as mine is a shirt instead of a dress. After I sewed the straps between the facings, I tried on the blouse and had Fatty pin the straps in back so they would cover my bra straps. That part is definitely a two person job - get a friend to help you. After the straps were sewn, I tried it on and decided on my hem length. I cut another 2" off the bottom (making my cut pieces 12" shorter than the dress pattern) and gave the blouse a generous 1" hem. Ta da! I love it and am looking forward to wearing it lots.
Pajama Pants/Shorts for Everyone
I made the Child's L/XL for Jane and Kate. I had 3/4 yard of each print (60" wide) and that was more than enough. I traced the pattern so the inseam would be 5" before hemming. They are a quick project and go together fast. Instead, of leaving the casing opening in the front and hand sewing it shut, I left the back open, inserted the elastic and then stitched it shut with the machine. I added ric rack to the bottom for cuteness - the girls love it. The pattern states it will fit up to a 28" waist. I think that is pushing it. The finished waist measures 28", so there is no ease in that number. While they fit Kate just fine (she wears a girls' size 8), Jane (who wears a girls' size 10) can just get them over her hips. The rise is perfectly fine, though, so when I make them again, I will just add 1/4" or so to the side edges so there is a little more ease.
I am really pleased with how this project came out. I made it in about 3 hours with my regular sewing machine - no serger necessary even if you are using a knit. The knit I bought was 60" wide and is a cotton/rayon blend. I bought 2.5 yards and it shrunk down a bit so I couldn't cut the ruffle (the bottom part of the skirt) 20" long. My pieces were 16" instead and I think it's fine. I loved sewing with the elastic thread - Heather's instructions are perfect and it was super easy. I also loved that with a knit, there is no hemming. Bonus! I didn't make any modifications to the pattern pieces and sewed it all according to the written directions. I made a size M, although my hip measurement falls in the L range. It fits perfectly - the elastic thread gives it a lot of ease. I still need to make the spaghetti straps....
All right, that's it. I whipped up a skirt for Kate today and I have a finished sweater to show off. Be back soon.
The yard sale wrap skirt is the cover project for Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. This is a great beginner to advanced beginner project - easy and pretty fast, too.
I started with 3 yards of an Amy Butler print. Heather shows you cutting the skirt out with the fabric folded. Unfortunately, the L/XL size would not fit on the 42" wide fabric once it was folded in half (21"), but I imagine the S/M might. Regardless, I was able to flip the pattern piece around because I had a somewhat non-directional print to get 2 pieces out of the width. If my fabric had an obvious right side up, then it would have taken me tons of fabric - maybe 7 yards or something crazy like that. Keep that in mind. After I cut the six panels that the pattern calls for, it was apparent to me that I was going to need a seventh. I knew that Amisha had added another panel to hers, so I wasn't that surprised that I need an extra one too. She made a S/M and I made a L/XL. Suffice it to say, you should plan for that extra panel by buying extra fabric. I didn't have enough left on my 3 yard piece, so I cut into a 1 yard cut of the same print for the seventh panel and the waistband pieces. I used 4 yards total, but you might be able to get away with less if you plan better than I did.
The sewing was fast. The panels are joined using French seams. Don't let that deter you! I had never sewn French seams before and Heather's directions were very easy to follow. Plus, they look so nice! After the panels were sewn together and the sides hemmed, I added the waistband. I found the left waistband piece to be wider than the center waistband piece. I solved that easily enough - I just cut it so they fit together. The waistband was sewn and top stitched in about a half an hour. When it came time to hem, I didn't feel like messing with a hand sewn rolled hem. Instead, I just pressed 1/4" to the wrong side, folded it back and pressed again. Easy enough.
The skirt sits up pretty high on my waist. I think if I were to make it again, I'd try to adjust it to sit lower - either add another panel, or maybe take some length off the top. Of course, if I did that, I would have to add length to the waistband so it would wrap around and tie properly. I also think I would look at the skirt length a bit more. I wore the skirt out the other day and still found it to be super comfortable. Heather wrote a great article about hemlines here. Read it - you won't be sorry. I now know why the jean skirt I bought last fall never makes me feel good. It's too short.
All right - next up I am going to talk about those p.j. shorts, the all-weekend dress and the trapeze dress/blouse. All in one post because I am so ready to move on. Later, people.
The Everyday Tote was the second project I made from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. As far as bags go, this one is pretty straight forward. I had this great Lotta Jansdotter fabric that Leslie sent me that would be perfect for this bag and was ready to start cutting until I realized I was going to need way more than 1/2 yard (42" wide) to get this one done. When I talked to her, Heather mentioned that the pattern should read that you will need 1 yard of each the outside and lining fabrics. So now you know.
Back to me and my dilemma....remember, I rarely have any cut fabric bigger than 1 yard? The Denyse Schmidt gold and green polka dot was in my stash - I had 1/2 yard (54" wide) which was just enough after washing to lay the pattern piece on it side by side, instead of on the fold. I did add 1/2" to my traced pattern to make up for the seam allowance I had to put in the bottom. Follow? Same goes for the lining. Because the Heather Ross print I chose is directional, cutting it on the fold would have given me upside down flowers on one side of my bag. That wasn't going to cut it, so I cut 2 single pieces instead.
The straps and the strap linings are cut on the bias. The pattern has you cutting them from the same two fabrics you are using for the outside of the bag and the lining. Well, I had no large polka dots left, so I went back to the stack and pulled out a coordinating Denyse Schmidt print from the County Fair line. And of course, I didn't have enough of the lining to line the handles so I chose another Heather Ross fabric from the stash that coordinates perfectly - the green horse print (from the West Hill line - can't find a good link). I also cut the pocket out of the horse print. I measured the pattern piece and then cut a rectangle twice as high so I could fold it to double it and make it a bit heftier.
I sewed the bag exactly as Heather describes except I had to add the bottom seam. No big deal. All went well until the handles. I could not wrap my brain around the written directions in conjunction with the illustrations and the photo. I really think this is not Heather - it's me. I couldn't get quilt binding out of my head, so that is basically what I did. It doesn't look anything like the photo so I know it's wrong. I considered ripping it out, but then realized that it looks fine and my time wasn't worth it. When I make the next one - yes, there will be more - I'll try something different.
I think it is super cute. And as I told Heather, I love that I can fold it flat to stick in my purse or maybe even a suitcase. The shape is fantastic, too. I might even shrink the pattern down a bit to make a smaller, kid-sized version. The thought of my girls carrying their own stuff to the pool just makes me smile.
Questions? I'll answer them in the comments again. Monday, it's the yard sale wrap skirt. Until then, have a great weekend.
OK - it's settled. I am going to dish more about the projects I made from Weekend Sewing. I figure a good place to start is the beginning. And the beginning for me was the Summer Blouse.
As I mentioned to Heather, this was the project that got me itching to sew. I looked around the sewing room for some suitable fabric and really didn't have much to choose from. I tend to buy small amounts of quilting fabrics - a yard or less generally. The ones I did have more yardage of were busy, colorful prints that I didn't think I would wear as a shirt. Then, peeking out of a pile of wool, I saw a corner of this pink and white check shirting that I had bought at Mood in New York over two years ago. I pulled it out and was happy to see I had 2.5 yards. The choice was made. For the facing, I used the only Liberty lawn I had in my stash. I had cut into it for my string x quilt and had a little less than a half a yard, but it too was enough.
I chose to sew a size Medium as I know from knitting sweaters that my bust measurement is 38". I was a bit hesitant, but cut into the good stuff anyhow. I really hate making muslins. I know you are supposed to, but I just don't bother. No worries, though. This fits great in the bust. Perfect, actually. I am a C cup and there was no bust adjustment needed. Bonus.
Sewing the facing for the placket is pretty easy. Heather's directions are really clear and I found it simple enough. The little band on the inside of the neck is bias strips and pretty easy to do, also. I just made sure with both of these steps to take my time and really read the directions all the way through. It worked. The only thing I did differently here was that my little button loop is just folded in on itself, not a turned tube like Heather describes. Easier for me without the proper tube-turning tool.
Setting the sleeves was easy. Heather explains it well and I had done that before so I was pretty confident that it would work out. Once I got the sleeves in, I tried the blouse on and found that it was a bit billowy for me. I am narrowest in the ribcage with curves (read: big on top and on bottom) and the bell shape didn't flatter me much. I set my machine on the basting stitch and took in the sides. I sewed straight down from the dart to the bottom - the seam ended up being about an inch at bottom end. I tried it on and it was good so I re-did it with a normal stitch length and then cut the seams accordingly.
The length was a bit on the short side for me. I am long in the torso and I normally add length, but kind of spaced on that part. So, necessity being the mother of invention and all, I cut some bias strips out of the facing fabric and sewed them to the bottom of the blouse to make up some of that length. It worked well, but next time I would just add length to the actual pattern pieces.
After having the blouse on and off a bunch of times while fitting it, the slip stitch I did to close up the deep v of the placket started coming loose. I knew this was going to drive me crazy so I took the blouse back to the machine and used a smallish zig zag stitch and sewed right over the seam line. It looks good and hasn't budged a bit. I then sewed on the small, green vintage button. I don't ever button the blouse though - next time I would probably skip the button loop and button.
Questions? Fire away. I will answer any questions in the comments so everyone can benefit. Back tomorrow with the everyday tote.
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Timestamp: 2009-03-18 18:43:53 UTC
I wish I had 220 books to give away, but I don't. I only have one. If my counting is correct (and I hope it is!), the winner of Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross is:
I have been sewing up a storm and it's all Heather Ross's fault. Weekend Sewing is a fantastic book. Not only are there many clothing patterns included, there are lots of small, quick projects, too. I am completely impressed by Heather's attention to detail in her directions and illustrations. Additionally, the clothes fit the sizes they say they should. That makes sewing clothes for myself so much more fun. I was lucky to have the chance to share my finished projects with Heather and asked her some questions about these designs.
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Heather! I am so excited that you are
here today. Your new book, Weekend
Sewing, is fantastic! When I saw the
project photos on Melanie Falick’s blog a few months ago, I couldn’t wait to
get my hands on it. Now that it’s been
out for a few weeks, I can’t get my fill of sewing from it. Immediately, I knew that I wanted to make the
summer blouse. It looks like a great
between-season wardrobe staple or something you would throw on after an entire
day at the beach. What was going through
your mind when you designed this shirt?
Heather: I started with a very basic bodice pattern
with soft darts and a nice high flattering neckline, which is where you should
always start when designing a dress or blouse.
I wanted to introduce sewers to an inset sleeve in a way that made
sense, and I wanted to make it a slightly shaped. I love the way that vintage
tunics from the sixties and seventies are more fitted around the shoulders and
chest and upper arm but then have a full, relaxed fit around the waist.
Remember the way that Lily Pulitzer dresses and tunics fit? With a high, pretty
neckline and and shaping through the chest? Marimekko was the same way, they
both knew how to get the best shape from crisp woven cottons. It’s a shape that
is so much more flattering than a blouse that is baggy everywhere, but just as
With some added length and no sleeves, this pattern will actually make a lovely little sleeveless shift! I added some photos below of one of my versions of this project. I made a little dress out of some of the fabrics from my Mendocino line, with an appliqued contrasting panel. This is just the summer blouse, but with armhole facings instead of sleeves and extended to fit me through the hips. This is what I mean about how great a simple bodice is: you can make it into anything!
next project I made were the Pajama Pants for Everyone. Well, actually, I adjusted the pattern to
make pajama shorts for Jane and Kate. I
think having this pattern on hand is going to come in handy. I can see myself sitting down and making them
assembly line style as gifts for my nephews.
Or a whole winter’s worth for the girls. Are your clothing designs influenced by
items you already own or ones you would like to have or something else
Heather: I wear a lot of pajamas. In fact, I left
the house wearing them this evening. Having a dog is such a great fashion
accessory. It really ties the whole haven’t left the house in days look
together so nicely. I like pajama pants that aren’t all floofy in the front, so
I designed these to lie flat. Its as close to wearing real pants as you can get
without... wearing real pants. How cute that you cut them into shorts! I would
highly recommend cutting them into shorts with the pattern pieces on the bias,
you would get the cutest little fluttery pj shorts ever, with a lots of drapey
curves around the leg and a nice flat front. An added bonus is the way that
bias cut shorts and pants stretch, even when sewn in woven fabrics. Maybe in a
nice linen or lawn?
Erin: One thing I love about your book is that there are so many clothes patterns in it. I haven’t had much success sewing garments for myself in the past. No longer! I think you have me on a selfish sewing roll! Did you start writing the book with clothing in mind, or did the projects fall into place as you went along?
Heather: I knew from the very beginning that I
wanted Weekend Sewing to be the book that propelled sewers from the “straight
lines” stage of tote bags and pillow covers to actual garments. I had a vision
of someone completing a dress or blouse and then saying “So THATS how you do
it, I thought it was so much more complicated!” I focussed on pieces that did
not require complicated steps or closures and hoped for the best. I also wanted
the projects to be grown up, wearable styles that were meant a real, albeit
casual, lifestyle: Things you would actually make more than once, things you
really liked the wide straps and square neckline of the trapeze sundress, but I
didn’t think I would wear it as a dress.
So I cut 12” off of the bottom and made a blouse. And I adore it! It’s sure to be a summer staple for me. I like that this, and other patterns, can be
changed or adjusted to make them entirely different. Was that intentional on your part or just a
Heather: Completely on
purpose! I love this dress too. I wanted to design a sun dress that felt right
in the city, where summer is oh so sweaty and miserable. I needed it to cover
as little as possible while hiding a bra strap. I think the possibilities for
this style are endless. You could make it ankle length and add a really wide
belt (If thats your plan, move the pockets down at least six inches) or add
tiers of ruffles from the chest down. I also had a second motive: I wanted to
show everybody how easy adding pockets can be!
I should point out
that for those of us who are more curvy, moving those pleats into the center of
the blouse will slim down the silhouette and create a less dramatic “trapeze
You look so cute in
You look so cute in it!Erin: Thank you!
There are so many patterns for different bags out there, but I really
like the shape and size of the everyday tote.
I love that it can fold up nice and flat, but still has good style. Even though I sewed my handles wrong (oops!), the fact that they are folded and then open
flat makes them incredibly comfortable. Where
did you come up with that idea?
Heather: I should say here that I believe that there
is a typo in this pattern: I think it should call for 1 yard of each fabric,
not 1/2 yard. My apologies.
This bag is my personal Farmers Market bag. I wanted one that would hold everything from fresh eggs to big bags of apples and berries while still allowing for a huge bouquet of flowers to ride on top. And yes, I love how it stuffs into nothingness too, and I can toss it n the washer. I really love how yours looks with thinner straps. I like wide comfy straps because I always put too much weight in my bags, but its nice to see that it works both ways. I love what you did with the pocket, using just a little bit of the horses over the floral lining. The pockets are so key. I am forever losing my phone and my keys inside every bag, so can’t ever skip this step.
Erin: The pocket is key for me, too! I also purposely chose the horse fabric because I knew I would be able to spot that dark green easily against the white lining. So far, it's working great.
made the yard sale wrap skirt in an afternoon.
I remember having a skirt similar to this when I was a child. It was one of the most comfortable things I
owned. My new one is no different. I think you have a knack for designing
practical yet stylish clothing.
Heather: This skirt is based
on a wonderful old wrap skirt that wandered around in my family for about
twenty years. The wrap skirt, made from printed indian cotton, was such an
ubiquitous style in the 70’s, remember? I have extremely fond memories of
someone, maybe an aunt, holding hers up poolside around my cousin as she
changed into her swimsuit, like a little changing room. I updated the hemline
because I can’t stand that “thick calf” length, but otherwise its pretty true
to form. This is, without a doubt, the most wearable style in the book. Its
also the most versatile, because you can make it as big or as full as you want
by adding more panels. I worked for a long time on the shape of the panels, I
wanted them to create just the right amount of drape so that it would be flat
against the tummy and hips and then melt into a big swoopy hem. It’s tough to
do this without making something that looks like a poodle skirt, but I am happy
to say that i think I nailed it here. I would also suggest adding a piece of
interfacing to the center front waistband, the result will be a nipped-in waist
and flat tummy. I’m getting reports that people are having to add an additional
panel to this style in order for it to fully cover their backsides. Sorry,
Erin: I was happy I had some extra fabric on hand because I did add an extra panel to my skirt, too. People might want to remember that if they are purchasing fabric for this skirt.
After the success with the wrap skirt, I
went ahead and made the all weekend sundress.
I didn’t have high hopes for it – I just wasn’t sure how if it would
flatter me or not. Guess what? I like it.
I still need to add the spaghetti straps, but otherwise it’s ready to
wear. I can see myself throwing this
over a swim suit as a glamorous cover-up.
I had forgotten how much fun elastic thread is, too. So cool!
A good number of projects in Weekend Sewing use elastic thread. Why do you like it so much?
Heather: I did use it a lot, didn’t I!
The kimono dress and all weekend sundress are great examples
of why I did this. By using stretchy rows of elastic thread to join the bodice
and skirt on both of these styles, I brought in the waist with lovely even
gathers so that it would fit the wearer perfectly without requiring a zipper or
other closure. I wanted this stuff to fit, and elastic gathers really make that
possible! Also, I really wanted everyone to see how easy it is to sew with
elastic thread, and how it can be employed to make very cool looking, great
fitting garments without a lot of work.
Your rows of elasticized stitching look so even and
Your rows of elasticized stitching look so even and perfect!!!
Erin: Thanks - I am really proud of how that dress came together. Next up for me: the town bag. First I need to find the right piece of leather and then work up the courage to actually sew with it. I think that if my success with these other projects is any indication, it’ll be a breeze.
Heather: Looking forward to seeing it! And if you can’t find leather, try using a really heavy velvet for the town bag. Really unexpected, but really amazing.
Erin: That’s a great idea – I can just see it in a soft pastel color. Once again, you’ve got my mind spinning.
Thanks so much, Heather.
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OK - that was so much fun. Heather and the nice folks at STC Craft are giving away a copy of Weekend Sewing to one lucky reader. Comment on this post before 12:00 noon EST, Wednesday, March 18th for a chance. Also, don't forget about the design challenge Heather is having on her blog.
Now I am going to clean up my mess and then take a nap. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Just popping in to say hi. I made a patchwork camera strap as a birthday gift for a friend. This is the fourth or fifth one I have made in the last few weeks. I really like playing with color and pattern and forgot how satisfying it is to have a quick and fun project. I am thinking about sewing up about a dozen more and selling them. There. I said it. I am seriously considering opening a shop. I'll keep you posted on the details.
I've also been busy getting ready for tomorrow's guest. As of this morning I have five finished projects from Weekend Sewing to share with you and Heather Ross tomorrow. If all goes as planned, there will be at least one more item, maybe two. I could go on and on about how much I like this book. I'll save my gushing until tomorrow, though.
Happy Monday, friends. See you here tomorrow.
I am so off my game. I normally post in the morning. I like posting in the morning - it just sets my day up in the right way. And while I could write this all up and have it published tomorrow morning, it just doesn't seem right. I guess this is a night posting week.
So hello. This is me, earlier today, after I got off my duff and actually finished something. It was some weekend sewing from, um, a couple of weekends ago. I got my copy of Heather Ross's new book in the mail right after it came out and this was the project that jumped off the pages for me. It's a very good book. There are quite a few garments (really, garments...for me!) that I want to make. This one, the summer blouse was first. I had the pattern traced and fabric cut almost immediately. I sewed it up pretty dang fast, too. Completely doable in a weekend, if not a day. It's those finishing details: slip stitch, sleeve hems and button that always get me. So today, I pulled it out of the laundry basket that houses unfinished projects and got it done. And then I wore it. Out in public (it was 79 degrees here today!) and I still have it on. I'll call that a success.
I'd love to dish all the details - the sizing, the fabrics, the vintage button and the minor modifications - but you will have to wait. I know it's totally a tease and completely unfair, but I think you'll like my reasoning. You see, next week, there will be a guest appearance on the blog. Yes - the first one ever. And she's a famous, fabric-designing, book-writing, creative seamstress, illustrator and all-around great writer. Can you guess who? I gave it away, didn't I? Yes, you guessed it: Heather Ross!
So, next Tuesday, March 17th is the date. I'll be here, with Heather, dishing about some other projects from her book. To entice you further, there is a giveaway planned. Yay! Until then, you can find Heather at the other stops on her blog tour. Click here for the dates and details. You can also visit Heather's blog, if you haven't already. Not only does she spin good stories, she has a little design challenge going on. Fun stuff, if you ask me.
Wow. I wrote this in record time. Maybe blogging at night isn't such a bad idea after all! See you all later.
I went to Baltimore this weekend. I was excited when I boarded the plane on Friday morning. To say it was fun and good is an understatement. The women I met were incredible, their families friendly and welcoming. I stayed with Emily, spent time at Molly's and had a visit from Jennifer. There was lots of talking, great food, cameras clicking, more talking and then talking some more. When I arrived, it was like meeting pen pals I had known for a long time. When I departed, I left behind dear friends. Thank you, silly old blog, for connecting me with them. I feel lucky and blessed to have these people in my life.
The girls' artist trading cards are out the door and in the mail. We missed the mailing deadline after I realized that the post office does indeed close at noon on Saturday. Oops. They went in the mail yesterday and Jane had two arrive in our mailbox for her!
While doing this project, I found my children have such different approaches to their art. Jane is detailed and meticulous. She sat down for long periods of time and drew. She chose creatures from the Spiderwick Chronicles as her subject matter and used pencil and colored pencil on each one. She drew 11 cards and from those, chose the best 9 to send (she was in two groups). There was one that I really liked, but she didn't. No amount of discussing could convince her to send it so now it's mine.
Kate, on the other hand, had quick bursts of energy. She drew what she saw, the flowers sitting around the house: an orchid, a hyacinth, some daisies, forsythia and alstroemeria. She finished three cards right away and then for days, she wouldn't even attempt to do the other two. In the end, she sat down and did them together - right before the deadline. I cringe to think that she is a procrastinator like her mother. But then I remember, that sometimes it takes a long time for all those ideas to brew. Or in Kate's case, maybe she was waiting to see what other flowers I brought home.
I loved this exercise for my kids. Blair has said that the small size of the canvas gave her kids confidence in a way that a large piece of paper cannot. I found the same to be true for my girls. The smaller they had to draw, the more time they took, the more detailed they were. If you take a look at the flickr pool, I think you could say the same for these young artists. I sure hope that those of you who joined the swap, enjoyed it just as much as we did.
It's March - isn't that wonderful? I have a feeling that this is going to be a great month. To start, Emily is hosting a green week starting today. You all know how I feel about green. I'll be posting some green here and on flickr, too.
I am very honored and excited to be a guest at habit this month. Habit spoke to me from the moment I set eyes on it in January. Molly and Emily have a good thing going on. I hope you will come visit me there as well.
I've been sewing and knitting and will share some finished projects later this week. The studio, which is adjacent to our playroom, is expanding a little after a big toy purge and reorganization this weekend. My hope is that the girls and I will all end up with a more usable space conducive to creativity. We aren't quite finished yet, but when we are, I'll share that with you, too. I also have a few more surprises up my sleeve including a giveaway (or two!). Believe me, you won't want to miss it!
Yes, March is off to a great start, indeed.