I started with these vintage button rings, which I thought I'd try out as samples for my Folksy shop. One is made from mother-of-pearl and the other is a metal uniform button with 'Thames Valley' embossed in Victorian lettering. I haven't any idea where it comes from (trains, police or buses?), so if anyone out there can enlighten me, I'd be most grateful.
I've also made this skirt made out of my favourite Amy Butler fabric. I blogged about making the skirt back in July, but its taken me eight months to actually get round to making it. It only took a week to make, which is great for someone as impatient as me, although I hasten to add that its a very simple pattern with an elasticated waist, so no tricky stuff was involved like adding zips (well, I think that's tricky!!). I like it so much that I think I'll make another one once I find some more fabric that catches my attention as much as this.
The sewing machine has been very busy this month, as I've also made this summer top out of some Liberty print fabric. I'm not too sure whether I like it, as although I chose the right pattern size, it turned out really big - like wearing a pillow case. So I've had to take it in quite a bit, but its not as flattering to wear as the skirt so I don't think I'll be revisiting this one again.
Lesson to self: never go by the pattern illustration alone!!
Moss Stitch Bolero Update:
The needles have been clicking away and I've been good by not becoming too distracted by starting new projects without finishing this bolero. So far, the front and back are finished and ready to be stitched together and I'm working on the sleeves. After that its just the ribbed borders to knit up and it'll be finished!