Monday, May 16, 2022

Sewing the Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress | Version 2

Once I found out I was pregnant I knew I needed to think about and possibly do some research on what sewing patterns I had in my stash would work for maternity wear. The Deer and Doe Myosotis dress is one that popped up quite a bit when I started doing some looking. 

I originally wasn't too keen on the Myosotis dress when it was released. It was too loose and blousy for my style at the time. I was very much into quite fitted, heavily vintage inspired styles. However, in the years between then and now, my style has changed and while I still love all things dresses and vintage, comfort has become a much bigger factor in my wardrobe. 

My job changed from a coffee shop barista where I was on my feet 90% of the day to a receptionist in an insurance office and I was sitting down most of the time. Weirdly enough, I discovered that many of my lovely fitted dresses were suddenly very uncomfortable after a few hours of work because they would start cutting into my waist as it expanded throughout the day with eating/drinking and whatnot

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Finished Project: Ghyll Sweater by Flossi Knits

 I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am to be writing about an actual finished project. It has been such a long time since I last wrote a post like this. I was pretty burnt out after finishing the last of my Minerva projects so even though I have definitely made several things, I haven't had the slightest desire to actually photograph and blog about them.

Today, if you hadn't guessed from the title, I am going to be sharing my finished Ghyll sweater which is also my first finished project of 2022. To be fair, I've had it 97% completed for several weeks. Completing the neckband still needed to be done and for some reason it took me ages to get that sorted. I am absolutely thrilled with how this sweater came out! I think it might possibly have won the award of "favorite hand-knit sweater I've made so far". Everything about it is exactly the way I envisioned it when I was originally planning this project.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Knitting a Ghyll sweater Part 1

Claire Walls of Flossi Knits is one of my all time favorite knitting pattern designers. I've test knit for her on several occasions and purchased several of her patterns with my own money. I love her style and every one of her patterns that I've made so far has been clearly explained and a pleasure to knit. She also has a Youtube knitting podcast now that I highly recommend you check out!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

My final few projects for Minerva Crafts

 Hey friends!

It's been a bit. I'm popping in a quick post here just to show you a couple pictures of the last couple projects I made for Minerva as part of their blogger/brand ambassador program. I've worked with them for almost 6 years! It was time to be done though. I'd gotten to the point that making the projects were just hanging over my head like a millstone! Which isn't remotely ideal.

I've loved being able to use some gorgeous fabrics and patterns that I wouldn't have without being a part of it. If you would like to read the full details on any of these projects, you can find my Minerva profile here. Anyway, on to the projects!

Felicity Dress - Jennifer Lauren Handmade

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Dottie Hat by Flossi: Pattern Review


Good morning!

It's been a while since I shared a creative project. Especially something knitted! My creative energies have been pretty low the past couple of months. But that's okay. They come and go without much communication with me. I expect them to make a jump back up soon here with the gorgeous spring weather and sunlight that is just around the corner.

I knit this hat back in January I think. It is the recently released Dottie hat which was designed by Claire Walls who is the beautiful lady behind Flossi. I make no secret of having a serious "girl crush" on Claire. She started a Youtube knitting podcast a couple months ago and I could not have been more ecstatic. I pretty much dropped everything to go watch it. Which you should do as well... And don't blame me if Tilly makes you want a dog more than ever before!