Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm in LoVe!!!

Sorry if the title is misleading but this post is really Not about Valentine. Never the less, Yes! this is a Love Story! It started 2 years ago, when we first met. She was my birthday present. One that I begged and pleaded for, in a whim of lust! But the passion fizzed away after a wile...that romance was to high maintenance and we both wanted different things in life. Me and my sewing machine. Until 2 weeks ago! When I started a dressmaking course. It was something I always wanted to do and so off I went, with my sewing machine tucked in my little purple trolley, off to school. No big expectations really, after falling out of love last time, but, surprise! I'm in Love!! The fabrics, Oh My the fabrics! I want them all! I never felt so greedy! A new world of possibilities opened up and my brain hurts with all the ideias I'm hoping to sew up! For the last 2 week very little hooky projects have been happening in my house and I feel guilty...I feel I'm cheating on my first love...Sure, we can be craft-polygamists, can't we?... I'm sure I'll be back to it's yarns and hooks. I Love crochet! What I Love more about it is the pace. Crocheting is like meditation. After a wile you turn the auto-pilot and it's just Ooooommmmm..... Sewing it's the oposite! It's fast and challenging and there is a lot of thinking and planning and a lot of different bits to it - the cutting bit, mesuring bit, pinning bit, hand sewing bit, machine bit, swearing-and-starting over bit!!

So lately, this is how my kitchen is looking like: (no, I don't have a studio/atelier/workshop/other-fancy-name place to do my stuff! I have a kitchen. I eat where I can.)

 HA!! Got'cha! Did you reeeeally think my kitchen is looking like that? Not a hope!! The neat-frick in me had to do a bit of tidying... ok, ok, a lot of tidying for the picture! The truth is not only the kitchen table looks like a war zone but the All kitchen is pure maihem! Ahh well!....

I made them first. Shopping bags. Easy and handy :) Thanks Msr. Kate's Mum for the beautiful fabrics!

Another 2 bags in project! Yes, I have a crush on bags alright! And there is so many pretty-gorgeous-sexy-handy patterns to choose from that I just skip and hop from one to another, trying them all!!

I've also tryied making Bibs! Ohhhh they were FuN to make!!!! Note the folded bits of fabric on the backround! Can't WAIT!!

                          And my very very special purchase: Heather Bailey fabric. Words for what?
Also got a few books to help out with the learning process. Cath Kidston's book was my Valentine's pressie ;)

My pressie to A. was the world map on our kitchen wall. We had one in our first house and we always said we'd get another one. We enjoy looking at it and imagining all the lifes we could be living and just be amazed at this Earth of ours.
See the litlle red card on the right upper corner? Well, there was soMe hooky happiness happening around here :)
Awwww! Can't let Valentine's pass without a bit of cheesyness ;)

(Heart inspired by Elizabeth Cat )

Lots of Love, Cata****************


  1. Your bags and bibs are beautiful. I was given a sewing machine a few months back, but every time I get it out my little one plays up and wants my undivided attention, so for the moment I will just stick to my lovely hook. xx

  2. Oh yah, I know what you mean! Sewing mashines are temperamental and needy and possessive! It's a troubled affair!! I'm so happy u liked my sewing projects! Thanks :*

  3. Inspiring...yip share your delight and greed for all the fabrics that are out there. The coulours and designs can really affect your mood in such a positive way?!