I did manage to finish the sweater jacket. I left just the serged edge on the sleeves and the front, it was just getting too bulky with the hem and I skipped the lining completely. It's cropped and cute as heck, possibly a bit floppy and dishragy, but it's done. I did use a facing for the neck so it didn't get all crazy-loose. The shape is from that same Ottobre magazine as the dress, but it's so different now, I hesitate to say it was their pattern, which was much more finished/polished.
Okay, amazing warm weather here. I have been drooling over these and the warm weather is the only thing stopping me from baking some.
Some things that have been making me very happy lately: This little kewpie doll I got from kidrobot while shopping for Sadie, Delia, and mostly myself (these little fellows have teeny tiny wieners! ack!!) And these amazing donut key-chains from our very own super genius Heidi Kenny of my paper crane- cute!
I also got this magnetic grocery shopping notepad from seamripper, which is so pleasing. It's silly how much I enjoy jotting on it. Right now on my shopping list is canned pumpkin and crackers, and they look so good on that stinkin' list.
The Crafter's Companion book is available for pre-order and I am thrilled and excited to be a part of this project. See more details at the link.Woo-hoo!
Okay, I am stuffing and mailing away. . . mailorder #4 will be mailed this week, some even went out yesterday. When you get it and solve the secret riddle, go to kingpod/mailorder/issue#4 to get your special PDF prize. And don't forget about the mailorder group on flickr for show and tell. And the pinafores for Tie One On- They are due the end of the day Saturday. . . .and then the new theme will be up! Whew.