Monday, April 2, 2012

Tidbits

I went to my local bioladen (for some reason this word always comes to me in German, so I just go with it) to check out the organic cat food prices, and while I was there, I stumbled upon some lovely tea in lovely tea tins! I think I've spoken previously of my love of tins, so I couldn't resist getting this:


I had trouble choosing the tin; they were all so tempting. There must have been a dozen to pick from. I suppose I could've chosen by the type of tea, but that didn't even occur to me! Once we finish this tea, I'll have an excuse to go back. ;)

And I make good use of tins too, storing bits and bobs in them. This one has become my lace and ribbon tin:


You can see the fabric from my new project underneath the tin. I started work on a top from my Fall Palette Challenge. I'm using yellow polka dots (polka dots, Alessa!) to make Simplicity 3887.


I was originally planning on making view A, with the long sleeves, but my fabric ended up being too narrow to cut those sleeves out of it. Plus I was a bit worried about doing the elastic wristband...I thought the sleeves might end up a bit too piratey. So I'm using the mid-length sleeves now.

I suppose this makes the shirt more one for spring than for fall, but the fabric is rather thin in any case. So I think it was destined for spring and summer wear.

Here's an in-progress photo with the lace:


6 comments:

  1. The blouse in progress looks lovely - such nice straight lines of lace! That would really challenge me. I agree that the full length sleeves could be a bit too piratey.
    I love the tin - I too have a weakness for tins!

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  2. I too share a weakness for tins and boxes too.the blouse looks very pretty too!

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  3. I share your weakness, and that tin is quite irresistible! I understand completely...
    Your new blouse looks to be very very pretty. Are there amazing fabric stores in Paris?

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  4. What lovely tins! And yay, polka dots! They look so pretty with the lacy stripes!

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  5. la boîte est ravissante, moi aussi je craque quand je vois une jolie boîte
    et bravo pour ta couture

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  6. That fabric choice and the lace just screams spring to me, I can´t wait to see the end result! :-) And the tin weakness seem to be shared by many of us, I love your find!

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