Wednesday, January 5, 2011
New Year - Old Project Obsession
Hello all! I hope you had a good start into this New Year 2011! A new year always makes one think of new beginnings or things one would like to change. This year I've been thinking about things I'd like to carry on into this new year, like my interest in Japanese cooking, trying to make the everyday special with little things like using pretty tableware and blogging regularly here.
Another thing I'm carrying into this year is my infatuation with the Pink Penguin wristlet. They are so fun to make and always turn out so pretty! I made this one with Cosmo Cricket's Tailor Made for a friend's birthday. She's a dressmaker and I thought she'd surely appreciate these sewing-themed fabrics as much as I do. I really love this collection, it's so pretty and whimsical and I love all the sewing-related bits like scissors and thread. My favourite print is the tape-measure one. I ordered a complete collection fat-quarter set (along with some other pretty fabric ... :-)) here. Sometimes (read: more often than sometimes ...) I can't resist all the pretty fabric available in the US!
This lady even looks a bit like my friend! Fabric destiny!
I also ordered some labels for her to sew into her creations. As you can see they have a cute pic of a spool of thread on them and there's also her name and above it it reads "Made by hand" in Finnish. If any Finns are interested, I ordered them here.
This one turned out so super cute! The fabrics of this collection work extremely well together, I think, and look even better when cut up and combined.