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hello new year!

I’m feeling quite refreshed after taking a break. I had my computer turned off for at least a solid week, which is nothing short of a miracle. I did sneak a moment here and there on my ipad, but overall my effort to disconnect was successful, and my chi feels good.

 

While unplugged, my biggest goal was probably not to obsess over my schedule, making lists, or filling every moment with something productive. Aside from a couple of personal projects in mind, I just wanted to let go and enjoy. Some highlights were getting lost in good reading, knitting on a project that had gone totally dormant, spending time with family and friends, baking, sewing, and even getting lost in a 24 marathon. It’s been good.

 

Cue the visuals.

 

Shrug update: She’s being blocked, which means I’m closing in on the finish line. It’s always amazing to me how much lace opens up when blocked–a good reminder since I’m always tempted to skip this step. (Try to ignore the heinous pink towel and shoddy blocking system.)

 

blocked shrug

 

Single girl‘s got some new additions. It’s fun being able to work in some architextures.

 

 

single girl rings

I’ve been page-turning to Kaffe Fassett, vegan ultramarathoning, and industrialized fashion (not pictured). All very enjoyable.

 

reading book pile

 

Craft-wise, I’ve got a stack of flagged pages and projects from some recent acquisitions. (Apparently I’ve got a Japanese obsession going on. What can I say?)

 

craft book pile

 

And I’ve even gotten a start on a tunic from the Stylish Dress book (on top). I need to work out a few alterations, so it’s gonna hang for a bit while I ponder on that. The tea calendar was something I picked up at Quilt Market from Spoonflower. All it needed was some architextures binding to finish it off, which miraculously felt like the thing to do one afternoon.

 

tunic in the making

 

So, lesson learned that breaks are good. I’m feeling pumped to start a new year off with some energy and excitement for whatever it may bring. I’ve taken time to review the good stuff of 2012 and will continue to map out goals for 2013. I do love my goals.

 

Hope you are able to do some of the same. Happy New Year!

 

 

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swatch love: stamped.

 

First, I’ve got a quick announcement in regards to where to find architextures and my new block-of-the-month, Local. I’ve been fielding lots of questions since Market and have promised to keep those of you updated. For anyone interested, I’ve just started seeing the fabric pop up online (see here and here), and the BOM here, which means it should be arriving in your local shops super soon!

 

Now that we have that out of the way, I wanted to devote a little attention to a fabric line that I’ve been really excited about–Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. I finally got my hands on some this week. It’s so pretty and super usable, and I can’t wait to make lots of things with it.

 

stamped by ellen luckett baker

 

As the weekend approaches I’m thinking about some sewing that I want to get into, and I thought I’d play around with some fun possibilities. One thing that I love about this line is that it’s so mix-able, especially with my stuff.

 

Roll the visuals.

 

(with some dear stella)

stamped architextures_1

 

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stamped architextures_3

 

stamped architextures_4

 

(a valentines-y combo)

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stamped architextures_7

 

(the sampler print is great)

stamped architextures_8

 

(with some kona flame)

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stamped architextures_11

 

stamped architextures_10

 

(with some kona mango)

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stamped architextures_14

 

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(with some kona mango)

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stamped architextures_17

 

Decisions, decisions.

Hope you can get into some good, weekend sewing!

 

 

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architextures + lucky penny.

 

One of my favorite things about sewing is mixing and matching the fabrics. I just love it. So when I was designing architextures, I really wanted fabrics that could be used with all kinds of other stuff. And now that I have them, I’m very excited to start mixing them up with others, especially my newest acquisition–lucky penny.

 

(with some kona flame)

 

architextures and lucky penny_1

 

 

architextures and lucky penny_2

 

 

architextures and lucky penny_3

 

 

architextures and lucky penny_4

 

 

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architextures and lucky penny_6

 

 

 

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architextures and lucky penny_8

 

 

 

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(with some kona teal blue)

 

architextures and lucky penny_12

 

 

 

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architextures and lucky penny_14

 

I could do this all day.

 

 

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