Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Instagram May

Wow! I've been a really bad blogger! I don't know how entire weeks and projects go by without me even taking a moment to share them, but that's how it's been lately. I suspect it's because I've been using Instagram to take my photos with lately since getting time to use my real camera in good light has been alluding me. Instagram is such a fun app but the photos are pretty low resolution so I don't like to use them here. But there has been a lot going on I haven't shown you so please forgive this one post of some IG photos from the last month (and if you haven't joined Instagram yet, you should. There is a great community of crafty folks having a lot of fun over there).

May has been busy! We celebrated Lucia's 3rd birthday with a huge bash at our house, and then left the next day for a road trip to wine country in Walla Walla, Washington, where we are soon to open a second tasting room for Mark Ryan Winery. Fun times! I got some knitting done and I've been attacking the sewing machine ever since we got home too.

There's been garment sewing going on! I'm starting to feel more confident in this area. So far I've made two Wiksten tanks, this one from the Liberty of London Umbel print to go with the Wispy Cardigan I knit last summer,

and the Liberty Fairford print to go with my newly finished sweater,

Audrey in Jade!

What a great pattern. You can find more info and notes over on my Ravelry page if you're interested.

And I can't believe I haven't shown off the Wiksten Tova top I finished earlier in the year. The fabric is a lovely, soft Nani Iro double gauze.

I'm really loving this whole DIY wardrobe kick. Next up is Megan Nielsen's Darling Ranges dress.

There's been sewing going on too, when I get the chance. I was lucky enough to get an early bundle of Thomas Knauer's super cute new Savannah Bop line to play with, and finished this baby quilt top. I'll get some real photos up as soon as I finish the whole quilt.

I also had to jump at the new Summersville line, of course - 

A brand new quilt coming soon:)


  1. Your tanks look awesome (still haven't started mine because I'm waiting on some fabric) and that jade Audrey is to die for! And I definitely need to get my hands on some Summersville - it's just too awesome!

  2. unfortunately instagram has done the same thing to me. i forget to take regular photos and suddenly i have nothing to blog about. however, lately i have no shame in posting instagram photos to my blog. sigh...

    and i am loving your new tops! wish i had your garment sewing mojo!

  3. Love that liberty london print! The colors of the baby quilt is great! Cant wait to see the finished product :)

  4. I love the garments! Now why haven't I sewn a version for me yet?!

  5. You've been busy! I love it all :) I saw the Wikstens are now available as PDF, and I am tempted....always nervous about making clothes for myself!

  6. Your Wiksten tanks and Tova top are gorgeous. I have just found the material I want to make my Tova top out of and am looking forward to starting it this coming weekend. Might have get myself on to Instagram.

    Belated birthday wishes to Lucia.

  7. Lots of goodness! I have enjoyed getting to know you better on IG and twitter. And after seeing your Delancey, I am pushing it up in my ravelry queue!

  8. I'm used to seeing all your cool things on IG. Fun to read more about them here.

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