over the weekend i decided to paper-piece up some 1-inch hexagons using various scraps i had around. i appliqued them to the front of a linen ofelia instead of the ribbon. fun, huh?
the ofelia pattern (by locally-owned patterns by figgy’s) is easy and a quick sew. the pattern gives instructions on sewing french seams, but after sewing one sleeve on with french seams and seeing how bulky the seam was with the linen, i just went back to the normal seams. i also omitted the sleeve binding to keep things simple and focused on the hexagons.
in other news, i got to go to portland’s semi-annual craft fair, crafty wonderland, on saturday. i met up with a few friends, made a washi tape flower brooch at collage’s table, and generally soaked in the crafty awesomeness. and of course i scored a few fun things, all made locally:
bag made with vintage sheets by four-eyed girl.
handmade buttons and necklace by chet and dot. the necklace is for the littles, and the buttons for some fun future craft project (as i was advised they should be handwashed only, darn it!)
handmade polymer vintage sewing stamps by blue diamond stamp company
looks like a lot of these on-line shops are mostly empty, but i bet they’ll begin filling back up again now the the show is over. if you’re ever in the portland-area when the show is going on, i highly recommend you stop by and check it out.
after the show, i took the light rail back home, and was picked up at the station by a panicky husband waving frantically at me. poor c had just vomited all over the back seat (mostly on the floor, thankfully). there is a seriously potent stomach bug that has knocked out nearly all the kids (and now parents…) at her school in the past week. i was very thankful that the worst was over by sunday morning and we got to enjoy a very quiet mother’s day together at home. i had intended to do some sewing on sunday afternoon, but ended up working on the blog and tinkering around with some css coding. not exactly what i had planned! messing with css on wordpress is easier than i thought it would be (a computer whiz i am not), and i highly recommend you play around with it if you blog here.
what did you do for mother’s day?
now, i’m pretty sure i need to go wash my hands again….