And Before You Know It…

June is basically here!  I had my eye on a particular craft book challenge that involved beading,  but I didn’t get around to it.   My completed project is not contained in a book, but is still part of the stash which is a component of my challenge.

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Simplicity 2501 (View E)  and fabric used is straight out of the collection.   The pattern pieces were a tight fit given the limited amount of this fabric after adjustments.  What was different about this pattern is that it comes with multiple sizes according to your bust cup.  Let me tell you that didn’t mean diddly squat and I still had to do my usual bust adjustments. Oh, how disappointing!

After bust, back, and hip adjustments, I ended up with something I’m fairly pleased with.  I love the ruffle detail even though the print is a little busy and hides it.  I’m not pushing any fashion boundaries with this top, but it’s a start for my summer wardrobe.  I just need a pant or skirt to pair it with.

On a knitting note, I have a total of 9 squares finished for my afghan.  Some aren’t working out so well so I’ve changed a few of the square patterns originally selected.

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I was a little misled by the colors on my monitor.  My two blues don’t coordinate as well as I thought, however there is no stopping it now!  Onward!

-Nizzy

And Before You Know It…

The Craftcation is Over

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Ahhhh!!  The Holiday Break.   I’m so sad to see it end.   I had tons of fun hanging out with family and friends, eating good eats, a great time relaxing and catching up on sleep, and I even threw in a little quality craft time.  Of course the holidays aren’t without its drawbacks to break up the party: fussy shoppers, catching a bug, and a couple of days of work, but I barely remember those parts of it.

Just before Christmas I finshed up 3 of these wonderfully easy ruffled scarves.  They were so quick and simple I think they will make great birthday gifts.  Don’t be surprised if you get one! 😉

-Nizzy

The Craftcation is Over

Nizzy’s WIP – Dress with Ruffles

I always seem to gravitate toward the dresses and tops that have ruffles. They are fun, flirty and I just love them! The ruffles on it are exactly why this dress called to me. The magazine shows the dress as ankle length on the model, but sadly I do not have enough fabric to make that long. Let’s hope I still think it’s cute.

**ETA What was I thinking? I don’t have enough to make ANY dress with that fabric! A top/blouse it is, I guess. :-/

Nizzy’s WIP – Dress with Ruffles