Some of you might remember my sketchbook - the precious one I have learned to use after enough times of making something pretty and NOT remembering how many stitches or rows there were *ahem* I have scribbled down many, many my own patterns there and so much else too. When ever something important comes to mind - my sketchbook is always near - and there it goes. So it's almost full and also... no that pretty anymore. Precious, still, and much used too, but I thought a new year needs a new book, and here we go:
Say HI! to my new book! And as gray and dull the old one was from the outside - this is the clear opposite, the brightest I could find! The cute kitty on top is the original version of Göstä Knuttson's Peter No-Tail (Pekka Töpöhäntä in Finnish), his adventures were most treasured in my childhood. But even the book is the prettiest, and I had all the good intentions to keep the pages tidy...
My sketches are messy! Something little here and there, scribble, scribble... *sigh* But that said, I sometimes surprise myself too by following my own instructions aka make something by the book. Take a look at the sketch above and...
This! A foxy-pillowcase! And buttons on back and all!
I've been wanting to make these pillowcases for ages (over a year at least?), but the time has never been right. This and that and those to make... Not anymore! I finished my first cushion cover just by the book, and even used the tweed I bought for it last year (oh yes, I spotted this tweed-skirt in a local thrift store and saw it as a foxy-cover! I visioned the original buttons being used and all.). I am thrilled!
And then... you know me... I can't just make one of anything... So here we go:
A kitty-cover in colors of re-white-green and yellow! This one was made of tweed too, but there were no buttons to use, so I made some loops of the red ricrac-trim and chose a few pretty buttons for closing.
What a great feeling: to accomplish something you've been thinking about for a long, long time! And when it even turns out just about as you've visioned...Yippee! These little guys will hop into my shop, and many more will follow I'm sure.
Lovely Tuesday, everyone!