Friday, May 29, 2009

Kindness

The lovely Kathryn of Our Shabby Cottage and I were discussing my paper dolls on the weekend. And what should arrive in the post this week, but a pretty paper doll print fabric from her stash.... I think this will be party-frock fabric for my girl. Thanks Kathryn - you really know how to brighten up a week!
And I found this fabulous cowl top on my cutting table - made in the softest, drapiest baby wool knit (while I was off at Sewjourn).
It's a tube knit - so no side or back seam. It can be pulled and twisted into all sorts of shapes - loving it! Thanks to the sewing elf (sewing buddy) in my studio for my new favourite garment.
The quality of the fabric beats the pants off the bits I was hacking together over the weekend (which, incidentally, I mostly haven't even unpacked, let alone PHOTOGRAPHED... me being sick and then ditzy with keys and all...).

16 comments:

Pinktulip said...

Glad to hear your week got better after a shaky start with the keys and all. So nice to get surprizes! Love the top!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Wowser that dolly fabric is divine! So bright and cheery. :) Would make the perfect dress for your poppet. Hope you are feeling better now.

Annie said...

Shabby is special - what a lovely surprise, and a new top from a fairy - lucky you! I have to write reports this weekend, so I might just have to have a go at making one instead. I usually get my sewing motivation around report time!!

Tinniegirl said...

It's very gorgeous Nikki. Looking forward to seeing your weekend sewing efforts.

Kirsty said...

I love that top Nikki. Hooray for th elf.

millymollymandy loves to quilt said...

You lucky girl...I am coveting that fabric..gorgeous.
love the cowl neck tops you have been making, would like to make one for myself but not sure thay would suit a largish bust size ?? !!

The Handmaden said...

I love Catherine's stuff, I read her blog all the time, that fabric is just gorgeous!

Sandrine said...

Hi, Your top looks great;)

our shabby cottage said...

Love your new top Nikki - and the fabric is really you.
I'm glad you like the "paper dolls" and that they arrived safely!

méri said...

I do love that top, Nikki!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That fabric is adorable! And I love the top too.... mmm... where can I get myself a sewing elf like that....?

potty mouth mama said...

I love that dolly fabric, I bought some for my sister once - so sweet!

That top is ACE!Wow, me likey!

Gina said...

That's such a wonderful top. I'm fascinated by the idea of making something without side or back seam, but it's doing my head in trying to understand how it would work!!

Nikki said...

Gina - it's a tubular knit - that's the way the fabric is constructed. The only seams needed are the ones in the sleeves.

thornberry said...

I saw that top when I popped in last week and was extremely tempted to tuck it into my bag - it's gorgeous off, and even more gorgeous on! And how lovely of Kathryn to send you that beautiful fabric. She's a keeper!

Christine said...

Gorgeous top! Everytime I visit, I'm always so inspired. Someday I'll actually learn to use that machine!