Wednesday, August 29, 2012

eight little things










  1. The new dress (New Look 6805) I've been working on. Lot's of unpicking and re-sewing to get the right fit. Still without zipper. I spent the good part of an afternoon carefully basting and sewing in an zipper, only to discover it had a fault in the middle teeth.  I've decided to take the plunge with an invisible zipper.
  2. Cheery mustard yellow wool from the op shop.
  3. Amused that I just can't seem to keep this one out of the crystal cabinet.  I'm finding odd little collections stashed in there. Still meaning to implement the rod system a few of you suggested.
  4. Orange yoghurt and polenta cake from this book.
  5. The golden glow of the afternoon light.
  6. Napkins kept out in a basket make for easy access.
  7. We've been enjoying lots of salads from the garden of late. Rocket and Russian kale are the only things growing like crazy in the garden right now. Particularly good when topped with egg, either poached or boiled, and a mustardy dressing.
  8. A little applique to brighten up some plain tops for Violet. I like to use that adhesive paper when using knit fabric as it just holds it all together nicely.


What little things have you been enjoying this week?

13 comments:

Kim H said...

Love yor eight things:) How does the crystal go on the concrete floor? I cringe to hear what you might say...LOL xxx

BLD in MT said...

What a lovely eight! I am working on my first dress. It is SLOW going! Yours looks lovely. You will model it for us when the zipper is in, right?

Lilian said...

Adhesive paper Tania? Where do you get that? I'd like to applique but the cost of pellon(fusible webbing) is so high that I'm stumped. What did people use before it was invented?

Shelley said...

Gorgeous little tops. I must get the machine out.

Tania said...

Hi Lilian - it might be fusible webbing, I can't quite recall the name of it, but I buy it from the local sewing shop. It irons onto the fabric, you remove the paper and then iron onto the garment. I buy a little at a time and it costs a few dollars.

Serena said...

My daughter (my only child) is only a few months younger than Violet and I'm amazed at what you get done. Mostly I feel like I just make it through each day. Love your 8 things.

The Teaching Of Thom said...

the dress is looking lovely...love the print...is that for you I wonder?

I've come a cross an excellant Nigella lemon cake that I think you might love.....google Nigella Lawson Lemon Polenta cake! It is divine and happens to be gluten free by accident not intention x

Greer said...

Oohing loudly here, especially about that cake!

Steph said...

Love, love Sophie Dahl's books! Have you seen the series? Hubby bought it for me for Mother's Day. If you haven't I'll send it to you and you can borrow it for a while...it's gorgeous!! Mustardy wool,mustardy dressing, can't go wrong with mustardy anything I think. And you dress looks brilliant. WIshing you a lovely day :) x

Andrea @ little buckles said...

So lovely. The dress is fantastic! Your life always looks so homely and cosy x

Brave New Fiona said...

I used to buy magazines to see pretty photos with inspiring captions. I now just need to hop over to your little nook in the cyberspace. xx

Tania said...

@Kim - So far we've only lost one shot glass from the cabinet. Nothing fares well with our floor! At the moment she's more interested in putting things in than taking out (thank goodness!)
@BLD- I will do my best to model it when it's done :)
@Teaching of Thom - Yes, the dress is for me. Thanks for the heads up on the Nigella recipe - sounds divine!
@ Steph - I had no idea this was a series but I would love to see it. Will message you :)

Jess said...

Love the mustard yellow wool, what a great find :)