I finished a couple of garments just before Christmas but haven't had a chance to photograph them yet, so in the meantime I thought I would share some of the treasures I received recently and what I am up to.
Firstly, the above is mostly courtesy of the giveway held by Kerry of Kestel Finds and Makes
that I was lucky to win recently. The giveaway gave me a generous $25 to spend at Miss Betty's Attic on Etsy. Well Miss Betty's patterns are reasonably priced anyway and then she had 25% off for Kerry's readers so I was in heaven! I couldn't decide or narrow my choices down, so I chipped in a little extra and bought the above. I know two shirtdresses, but they are slightly different ;) Check out Miss Betty's store, there are some great patterns in there. Thanks again Kerry, I am so grateful to have been the winner!
The above amazing two patterns and buttons are the result of a swap with Judy of Sew Blessed Maw. Judy was so taken with the pattern from my red Vintage Vogue 5557 that we arranged to do a swap for the pattern. I knew I wouldn't use the pattern again so loved the idea of giving it another home and so the swap was born. I sent her the pattern and asked her to surprise me - the day before Christmas the above arrived! I particularly love the vintage pattern, it is very me and perfectly suited to our weather right now. Thanks Judy - it was super fun to swap with you!!
The above amazing treasure was part of my Christmas pressie from my lovely hubby - isn't he fabulous? Ok he might have been sent a few links as hints, but what great patterns (another shirtdress hehe) and check out those amazing buttons, perfect on a shirtdress amirite?
Now, some insight into what I am working on right now. Well, to be honest with my family staying with me the past couple of weeks I haven't been able to do any sewing, but I have managed to knit a little.
The below is destined to be a cute linen sundress - assuming my pattern alterations all work out as planned. Wish me luck!!
I have also started knitting the Emelie jumper from lovely soft wool (I think part alpaca) that I bought at La Droguerie in Paris early in 2012. I am just hoping I have enough wool, I know it will be close! By the way, my Ravelry name is Sundar if you want to friend me!
What's on your project table at the moment? and did you receive anything lovely for Christmas?