I’m stopping by briefly to say hi and show off a few of the awesome birthday presents I’ve gotten.
First I’ll show you the fabric I got. Mom and I went out on Friday evening for dinner, but first we went to Gather Here in Cambridge, MA. We grabbed some nice lightweight cotton that we’ll use to make a wearable muslin for her before cutting into some silk she’s had for years but never done anything with. This first pick I bought for myself, it’s the Red Rover colorway of Rae Hoekstra’s new line It’s a Small World. I’ve been wanting some of Rae’s new line of organic corduroy but wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. I know it’ll be a little crazy, but I think I’m going to use it to make some shorts!
Of course when Mom mentioned that she wanted to buy me some fabric, I headed right for the Liberty of London cotton lawn. I’ve been checking out this print recently whenever I was in the store and I’m so happy it’s mine now. I forgot to write down the name, and I can’t seem to find it online, but I’m pretty sure it’s a newer one. Or at least a less common one. I love the floral craziness of Liberty, and certainly this one is bold, but I like that it’s a bit less busy than many of their prints.
I got a yard and a half and I’m thinking I’ll make a basic flowy top that’ll really show off the print. Not a lot of lines or seams, just clean and simple and beautiful Liberty.
I received a couple sillier birthday presents too.
From Mom and Dad:
The pigs start out black and then turn white when heated so you can see the little flying piggies!
And from Martin:
I have a pretty dirty mouth, this shirt is highly appropriate.
Now I’m headed back to paper writing. Hopefully I’ll get some sewing time in soon!!