Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Moo Moo Year

That was what Lauri keep singing this week, imitating the song she heard from Disney Channel. Her grandma kept disturbing her by singing “Happy Moo Moo day” and Lauri kept correcting her “No, Bee Maaaa!! It’s happy Moo Moo year not day

This is Lauri with her Chinese New Year Outfit

And Fiori……

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sewing Project

After I finished my Falling Leaves top project, I am working on sewing project now. I bought 3 yards of the Amy Butler Lotus collection called star paisley from ebay months ago, and I thought now is the right time to work on in. Hopefully, I can finish it before Chinese New Year.

As usual I design it myself according to my taste. I already made 2 tops using this design and I really like them a lot. I wear them too ofter that I believe they will complain if they can talk. Fortunately the can not! LOL!
Because of frequent washing, one of them needs to retire as the color has faded. It is already served me for more than 4 years, so I think it’s about time to retire.

I stay at home most of the time, and I like to wear something comfy and practical at home. That is the reason why I choose cotton material to make. I also add 2 big pockets so I can put anything there, like milk bottle, toys, or even yarn there. Love those pockets! This top is also ideal for breastfeeding, since it opens in front.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Falling Leaves

Finally, I finished my new top. I decided to name it “Falling Leaves” the same as the name of the lace pattern. I really satisfied with the result this time. It fits me nicely and it made me look slimmer.

I weaved in all the ends today and probably will block it tomorrow. I am not sure when I can do the formal shooting as I need my hubby to take photo of me. I have almost finished write the pattern, hopefully tomorrow I can start distribute it to the testers. Since the end result different from the original, I think I need to ask them whether they are still interested to test.

Friday, January 09, 2009

My Little Model

These photos were taken after we went to eat at my in law’s favorite restaurant in front of the beach. Lauri really can model naturally without me have to arrange it first. I wonder where she got the talent from. Someday, I will make another knit or crochet dress for her to model.

She can write letter A to Z (both small and capital letters) and 1 to 10. She also can spell her own name, one to eleven and some other words like eat, house, apple, but most of the time she just like to play all day long.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Crocheted Lace to Lengthen the Dress

Lauri grows very fast. Most of her dresses are too short although width wise, she still can wear them. I suppose she could wear it with pants as a tunic, but I am afraid she will have difficulty to open the pant when she goes to the toilet in the kindy. So, I made crocheted lace to lengthen the dress. I just attached the lace with running stitch. The idea is, when she can not wear this dress anymore, I just take the lace and attach it to another dress that need to be lengthen.

Friday, January 02, 2009

I Am Not Happy With The Result!

I finally managed to finish my new project. However, there is one problem. I DON”T LIKE IT! This is the first time EVER that I don’t like my own design. The idea seemed nice and I imagined it would look nice (at least on me), but the reality said different thing. It was not flattering at all. I looked fat wearing it. At first I was thinking to block it and see whether it will look better after blocking. However, after giving it a second thought, I don’t think it will improve a lot even after blocking, so I frogged the whole thing up to waist. Total I frogged 4 balls of yarn. About half a month of work is wasted.

Anyway, I have already got another idea how to finish it. So, keep checking this blog :)