a drapey coat for me
Just in time for spring... a fall coat! Burda's fall coat, that is. I loved the drapey look and decided to try my hand at a coat and it came out surprisingly well! Once I figured out what a lapped seam was supposed to be, it wasn't that hard, either. The fabric was a real bargain: just $10/yard (pattern uses 3 yards) at my new favorite fabric store, Metro Textile at 265 West 37th Street. It's in a back room on the 9th floor of an office building, and has an amazing selection and wonderful service as well as terrific prices! Making it one of the very few places for which I'll break my shop-only-online rule.
celery cutting a rug
I got a custom order from an etsy customer who found two antique dishtowels featuring pairs of dancing vegetables (radishes and carrots) and wanted to round out her collection with a third (dancing celery). It was fun to make!
And finally, I used the retro-preppy fabric I designed from Spoonflower (blogged about here) to make myself a phone sleeve! I'm still experimenting with the design (love the pink felt lining, not sure about the lack of closure) but when I get it just right I'll make a few that fit iphones and other smart phones and put them in my etsy shop. Any suggestions???
Thanks for reading, keep in touch, and keep your fingers crossed for continued thawing outside! I'll leave you with some photos of Oliver enjoying our latest cold-weather, let's-avoid-going-stir-crazy indoor activity: "cooking" something truly disgusting using anything available!
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