Sugar and spice and all thing nice?

2014 Pentax K-5 11 072 I am not a big fan of sparkles or glitter, I had my “doll” phase, same as most little girls, but from the age of eight, anything “girly” has been a bit of a no-no for me. I was the kid who had their homework in first, who read books through the night and played with “boys” lego. I think those who love girly things, work it, but it’s just not my thing… until I saw this fabric.2014 Pentax K-5 11 053 Think back to about a year ago, my first time in Stockholm with fabric on my mind. I walk into this amazing shop (seriously this place is gold!) with a new interest in knits. It was perfect! There was also lots of amazing Scandinavian chic inspiring me at the time, so why not go a little riske and buy the sparkly knit… It’ll become something….someday…2014 Pentax K-5 11 097 Well today it has! I’ve always had an idea to make this attention seeking fabric into something, well, not so attention seeking. And so an unassuming long-sleeved top it became. But of course it couldn’t remain too simple, so I scooped the back, but not too low so that it is still suitable for everyday. The final result, I kind of love it! I didn’t expect the sparkle to grow on me so much, but since making it last Saturday morning, I’ve worn it about five times… true love in the making! I have about enough left to make a vest so a summer version shall be in the making!

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The morning dilemma

2014 Pentax K-5 11 216 Have you ever woken up in the morning and stared at the ceiling for a good ten minutes before you throw off the covers and tip toe to your wardrobe, gently whispering to it to let you find some outfit to wear. Recently I’ve had more and more of those mornings as easy, comfortable and weather appropriate pieces are few and far between… This t-shirt is my new solution.2014 Pentax K-5 11 279The pattern was taken off one of my dads old company t-shirts, I just traced off the general shape, added some seam allowance and then sewed up. It took me about two hours, and allowed me to minimize my stash ever so slightly and also allow me to create a mini t-shirt empire! 2014 Pentax K-5 11 174

The wide shape and dark colour allow me to wear it through rain or shine (which is handy since both can happen on the same day in Ireland), through all seasons and with nearly every other thing in my wardrobe. Mornings have never looked so bright!