Knitting | Dreieicke Hat

August 20, 2014

I can’t wait for fall and winter.

dreicke hat | manos del uruguay  yarn

 

pattern: dreicke hat by shannon cook
yarn: manos del uruguay maxima in spirulina from fancy tiger crafts

 

dreicke hat | manos del uruguay  yarn

I’m not sure if you guys have noticed but I’m really into neons/chartreuse. ::sigh:: Even with fluorescent hair. Nothing can deter me. Anyway, this pattern is great. Super fast and clear instructions. Two thumbs up.

 

Neon Underthings

July 5, 2014

full set

I’m all about sewing intimates right now. My day-to-day wardrobe is black, black, black, so any cravings I have for color show up in hidden pieces. I’m drawn to neons in particular and Spandex House has some rad lacy onesLike chartreuse. Most of the notions were from Sew Sassy. I used foldover elastic, 1/4″ bra straps and random lace trim from my stash.

bambi + ava

bambi top | ava bottoms

shirred bum

giselle undies

rosy unders

rosy ladyshorts

I didn’t make any alterations, but next time I’ll do an FBA on Bambi. It’s a little small in the cups, but fits well otherwise.

Initially I wanted to pair the chartreuse lace with something less intense than black, but all of my dyeing efforts resulted in colors that didn’t match! It was an interesting process though and I learned quite a bit about dyeing notions. More on that later.

dyeing

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Tons more to come! I’ve finished other intimates sets, some Hudson sweats AND I have a Foxglove in progress. Yay! It’s good to be back.

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

May 5, 2014

I had so much fun reading about you guys! It’s nice to make the connection through blogs a bit more personal. I couldn’t pick even pick winners, so I went with the random generator.

The lucky ducks are:

Box 1: Kelly

Box 2: Currymade

Box 3: Erika A.

Box 4: Elle

Thanks for participating and helping make my move easier. Winners have been notified, so send me your address and I’ll mail these out asap!

I’M MOVING | Fabric Giveaway

April 29, 2014

*****CLOSED***** Thanks so much! I’ll announce winners soon!

Hey guys! I’m moving into a studio space (with Seamly.co!!!) this week and need to destash. Here are a few boxes of goodies that I’m giving away. Choose which one you want, leave a comment, tell me something awesome about yourself and I’ll draw a winner Thursday May 1st at 10 AM MST. Packages will go out USPS priority mail. Limited to the US only. So sorry international folks! Next time.

BOX 1:

marc jacobs wool coating | lace | linen | light blue knit

BOX 2:

knit | lace | poly georgette | lace | poly jersey | knit

BOX 3:

poly knit | poly chiffon | rayon | rayon

BOX 4:

knit | cotton gauze | marc jacobs cotton | knits | cotton | knit

I have a million things to talk about, but it will have to wait until I get settled. And Moss Making Month has turned into Moss Making Summer. I’m still going to make a shit ton of them. In my new studio space. When I have time. Starting Monday.

Thank-you!!!

DIY | Leather Double-Wrap Belts

April 16, 2014

A few weeks ago Sara from An Elemental Life sent me some belt inspiration via Pinterest. Being the resourceful woman that she is, Sara decided that we were going to make these belts to cinch up all of the cute dresses we think we’re sewing this year. During her spring break we went on a field trip to our local Tandy Leather to peruse tools, belt blanks and hardware.

double wrap

triple wrap

I had no idea what the plan was and kept gravitating towards a heinous, metallic gold, sale hide that I ended up bringing home with me. Sara grabbed 72″ belt blanks, all of the accessories and hole punches. We also picked out stamps for visual interest and to kind of copy our inspiration picture.

huge mess at sara'a

stamps

tools

They ended up being such a fun and quick project! We met up at Sara’s one afternoon, ate an entire pizza then got to work. We used razor blades to skive the leather for the belt buckle, but other than that we pretty much just punched a few holes and attached brass hardware. So fast! They’re not treated, but will darken with time. Next time we’d like to experiment with leather dye.

I don’t remember the exact costs, but I think these ended up being about $25 each to make. That includes tools that we’ll be reusing. Such a good deal!

It was fun to do something besides sewing or knitting, so we’re definitely going to continue with random diy projects. I think dyeing is high on our priority list and I’m completely obsessed with these shark teeth earrings. Sans glitter.

finished!

finished!

Moss Making Month is still in full swing, so I hope you guys are making some too! Check out Jen’s linen version, Allie’s first and Sara’s denim one. SO CUTE! I’ll have one or two to share this weekend.

Moss Making Month

April 4, 2014

Real-life sewing/knitting bff Sara and I have decided that all we’re going to wear this spring/summer are Moss skirts, slouchy tops and Birks. The problem is that I only have one Moss and she has none, so we’ve declared April to be Moss Making Month. We’re going to crank out as many as we can in that time period. You can follow us on Instagram (here and here) for behind-the-scenes stuff because shit’s gonna get exciting. I’m even attempting a leather version and we’ve roped some local friends into joining the fun.

moss making month

Here’s my pile of potential fabrics. I want a light denim version with gold topstitching, a textured black skirt, grey twill and I’m attempting one in leather!! I really want a black leather mini, so wish me luck. I also just snagged some Steven Alan twills from Mood Fabrics. I couldn’t resist!! Like this one. Ugh. So good.

soon-to-be-moss-skirts

So grab your pattern here and use #mossmakingmonth on social media so we can get inspired by everyone’s creations!

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