Paris, mon amour

The past eight monts have been the most creatively productive months since a very long while. The more I knit or sew, the more i feel the urge to create some more. The thing is that I’ve been sort of a tom-boy my whole life. I’ve been surrounded by boys since childhood (yea lots of boys in the family), and also during my education. That’s been alright for a long time but recently the urge to feel feminine has gotten a stronger grip on me and I don’t think it’s gonna let go any time soon.

When I was a kid I used to make ‘fashion’ drawings and my cousin Sara would color them in and we’d cut out a pricetag out of the papers from the supermarket. Anyways, I feel like I’ve gone back in time and I’m making some of the same drawings all over again πŸ™‚

I’m not neaaarly good enough to actually make my own sewing desings yet, but I’m practicing with drawing up the patterns of expensive clothing I see in the shops (or on people). Who knows, maybe i’ll actually pull it off πŸ˜€

Until then I’m depending on a few magazines for the sewing magic πŸ˜€ I’ve been browsing and selected a few patterns which I like a lot πŸ™‚ It’s a lot of the ’50s french and brittish πŸ™‚ and me likes πŸ˜€


Nice patterns need nice fabrics, so I went to the ‘lapjesmarkt’ in Utrecht, which is a rather huge market on each saturday morning and where they have the nicest fabrics for the greatest prices πŸ˜€ So I added a few of these to my stash πŸ™‚

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I’m hoping to be able to have an update on the knitting soon!

I finished a quick in-between knit for my new ipod πŸ˜€ I lost my previous ipod video to the attack of a bottle of agressive OJ… but now The Man got me a new one so in order to protect my new ipod and make it happy I knit it a little cozy ^__^ *happy face* The pattern is actually the pattern from the Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

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