Saturday, March 21, 2009

everyone else is sleeping

... except me. So, instead of sulking about it (tempting~!) I thought I'd get around to posting something that I've actually created recently. I'm having an extended love affair with bamboo fabrics these days, and after the relative success of my winter bamboo dress (see... oh, I think August last year?) I really wanted to make one for summer that I could breastfeed in. So I hopped on over to and nabbed some bamboo/spandex jersey, and some 100% bamboo jersey. After tossing it all in the machine with a couple of packets of Rit "Sky Blue", I ended up with this colour:

(wee tree not included) So excited was I, that I immediately went and grabbed a t-shirt with a useful neckline, and taking scissors to fabric, and with my newly donated overlocker (SO EXCITED. OH MY GOODNESS. THANK YOU SHARON! SORRY ABOUT THE CAPITALS) I put this together in an afternoon!

Don't look too closely at it, you may be shocked at some of the corners I've cut. But I don't care! It's yet another relative success with no pattern to reference, and thanks to the overlocker it was a pleasure to sew! The little trees were added later with my very under-used silkscreen, and due to a happy accident, I left the edges uneven. I mean, they do match each other... uhm, well that is to say.... ah never mind. It seems to work. So now I'm psyched to make an ankle length version with long bell sleeves for winter. I'm thinking a warm colour, maybe rusty orange, or a rich red? What do you think? There are only certain shades a strawberry blonde can get away with.

And to finish, here's a photo of my wee poser, on the beach on wednesday. Yes, we're visiting the Gold Coast again to see all the family and friends. Loving it, but I wish I was having more SLEEP!

I love you so much, baby boy.