Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Autumn & WIP Thursday

Happy Autumn Everyone!
Here's a blog post I particularly enjoyed about the autumn equinox - from Om School.

Yesterday was Michaelmas and my wish for you is that all your dragons be vanquished by the light of goodness and knowledge.

Now on to what I've finished and my WIPs.  If you are thinking of making gifts for the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to start.  Join other crafters at Handmade Holiday.

The little ruffled summer top is done.  After doing the sleeves wrong a couple times, I finally figured it out with the help of a friend.  Thanks Waldorfmama!
It came out with wonderful variegated pink stripes and will be perfect for layering during our mild Texas autumn.  I'm glad I made the 7-9 version so she will be able to wear it for a couple more years.

Now on to something for me!

I think it's great when moms take the time to make something for themselves.  Children can see that mom is worthy of handcrafted items too.

I have been wanting to make some skirts for myself for a while.  This usually happens when long skirts are no longer in style and hence are hard to find in stores.  I love tiered skirts and also those that are affectionately called "gopi skirts".  These are long circular skirts that often are wrap around style.  My mom gave me the Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics book last Christmas and I'm finally getting around to using it.
September was National Sewing Month and I hope you got a couple stitches in.  I hope to have 3 or 4 skirts finished this fall.

Sew What Skirts & Fabric
Gopi Skirt fabric
 I do have some sewing projects for my little miss, including some from this darling book I found at the most awesome consignment sale in central Texas (the MamaCents sale).  I have been going for 3 years and am amazed at what I find.  If you are a fan of the Little House Books you will love this one.
I plan on making some doll aprons and hope to make a matching one for my girl too.

Hope you are enjoying the seasonal change and if you are in Texas, our second spring where plants come back to life!  I'm off to my first Lazure painting experience.


  1. I made that same shirt for A, too. Love it! Good luck with the skirts. I have to check out that book (little house sewing)!

  2. oops, actually i made this one: but very similar!

  3. would be fun to have a sewing day with you!
    Thanks for sharing your latest's great you did a bigger size too. I love that ruffle scarf you looks like something I've seen for girls in the Garnet Hill catalog.