Monday, May 17, 2010

the perfect glider

This is why I want a better camera...
and maybe a lighting kit...
This Paper Plane was apparently designed by the Chinese.
I can't say there is anything obviously Chinesey about them (I might of guessed Japanese since they invented Origami) But to their credit they do fly fairly directionally...
I would love to have a go at a German or Italian designed one. I might google search that!
Perhaps this is the beginning of a new hobby...
All from this book. Another Op shopped find I've had tucked away for a rainy day- as was today.
Happy Paper Plane-ing.
and this one is pretty good for basic variations.

merino sneak peak

mamaGhomeamde has been working on a new merino style for all the girlies out there.
It's going to be called a cow bell top> I think.
Being that it has a cowl neck and gathered bell sleeves.
(EErrrm... maybe that's a bit abstract... I'll keep working on it)
Anyway, I LOVE it on my wee lass and she LOVES it too.
The sleeves don't get in the way at all yet they look girlie and sweet and make a nice change to the usual ribbing and turned up hem sleeves you see all the time.
The cowl neck provides more warmth without getting into ugly skivvy territory
I have also played around with making it a little longer in the length to absolutely make sure there wont be any kidneys getting cold in winter.
I'm really enjoying the versatility of this top. It looks just as great with a pinafore or a vest over the top without losing sight of the interest in the neck and sleeves. And its not too bulky in the sleeves to wear a cardigan over the top if need be.
I think I may try a dress version of this style as well.
I am currently pattern drafting in these all sizes (new born-6yrs) and hope to have them added to MY SHOP which will also we coming VERY soon. VERY EXCITING!!!
I am having one problem tho... I'm noticing how quickly it is that those once-were-chubby-little -baby-hands are all too fast starting to look all grown up. It's hard letting go off the fact that they are never the same for long enough and that it all passes by so quickly. Bless.