1. H & M Fitted Coat
2. H & M Chiffon Blouse
3. Chicwish Ombre Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt
4. Aerie Sparkle Hooded Sweatshirt
5. H & M Slim-fit Pants
6. Target Mossimo Jr’s Crochet Chiffon Top
7. ASOS Ray-Ban Pink Wayfarers
8. Essie Ballet Slippers
9. Topshop Pale Pink Tuck Stitch Ankle Sock
10. Shibui Baby Alpaca DK in Nude
11. Anzula Cricket in Mauve
12. Pam Powers Knits Jeté PDF Knitting Pattern
13. Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk in Blush
14. Kollage Sock-a-licious Yarn in Blush
15. Zazzle Linen Beige and Pink Chevron Custom Monogram iPhone 5 Case
16. Urban Outfitters Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
I receive a lot of inquiries asking where I get my buttons. My favorite source is a UK website Textile Garden. There is nothing more exciting than opening a box full of these lovely little individually wrapped bundles of happiness (I REALLY love buttons, can you tell?)
When I place an order, I usually get what I need, then I add a whole bunch of other goodies that I think may be useful in the future. Here is my latest order (just the buttons and the clasps):
Textile Garden has an endless assortment of “vintage” buttons and closures that are unique to anything I can find here in the States, and the shipping is very fast and reasonably priced. I also get responses that people cannot find the EXACT button or closure shown on one of my samples, but no worries–pick something else–I’ve never been disappointed in any of their treasures.
This is a new kit I have available on Craftsy–Snowflake Ascot.
If you are new to colorwork, or like me, just really slow at it, this is a great project for you. The stranded colorwork section is only 33 stitches by 29 rows. Generally, I can hold it together for that amount of time, but anything more than that is a little tenuous for me.
The piece is worked in 2 halves, then joined in the center using either grafting or 3-needle bind off. 4 snaps are used to hold the ascot in place.
The yarn included is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, and the kit is available on Craftsy for 20% off.
I’ve been on a little hiatus, but I’m back in action. I went on a working retreat right after Christmas for 7 days to try and play “catch up” on my book project. I thought I’d share some of my Portland fav’s:
1. One of the reasons I go to Portland is their great public transportation. Getting around is really easy and affordable.
3. This was one of probably 5 different ice cream runs at Salt & Straw.
4. Powell’s Books–I think it’s the largest independent book store in the world and I, of course, buy socks.
5. Voodoo Doughnut–say no more.
6. Guys trying to sell crack pipes outside of Voodoo Doughnut to people in line (there were no takers, by the way).
7. My family’s doughnut order (there’s another layer underneath that one) that I had to carry home on the plane.
8. “Italian Ramen” from Grassa…double-Mmmmm.
In addition to eating, I did manage to get 4 projects complete. Thanks B.G.for taking care of the kids. TNNA here I come…