Wednesday, 25 April 2012

My Dabble into Crochet

For a few months I didnt have a working sewing machine and it was killing me.

All my sewing machines decided to go  on holiday to the repairers forever and I just had loads and loads of sketches and projects and no machine to do them with. It felt like my creativity was dying within me! so what did this Esterist do?

I decided to dabble into crochet - firstly I ordered 12 crochet hooks across sizes

Then I visited John Lewis and spent hours pawing and caressing knitting/crochet yarns before deciding to buy the most amazing yarn - I bought four packs of this
Then I progressed to learn how to crochet! online - I read notes and watched videos - I do previously know how to make a crochet chain so I was building on that.

And then my projects started.

I made this beautiful bed shoes

Then I started on this baby dress (yeah someone is getting broody!!!)

and the finished work looks like this

Then I made a headband for Miss Bionic, my friend's amazing daughter

A scarf for myself, everytime I wear it I feel so fly- and also a cap for my friend's uber cute son!

I'm running out of that amazing yarn - which is all well and good ....So many things have been made from it already!  next stop will be a single colour not so bright yarn...

Okay so that is my dabble into crochet so far - I dont think I'm stopping though!


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Of Toys and Skirts

Last week I got a new toy!

A Janome 525S Sewist - yes a sewing machine and it sews like a dream.

This seemingly docile thing is a fantastic magical piece of machinery.

It is so so easy to use - if you are a beginner sewist with a bit of cash- definitely go for this machine.

Although its not a beginner's machine, its one that wont daunt you.

For me, its the perfect machine for someone who is constantly sewing! My Janome baby makes button holes in one step, threads with the ease of light and sound; the automatic threader sure helps! it glides through fabric even denim and leather and it has 24 different stitches for me to choose from - each one of them uber-gorgeous. Most importantly it goes on and on for hours on end.

The first thing I made with my sewing machine was a sample patch skirt which is going into the 2012 summer collection - here goes

Apologies for the fuzziness of the picture.

This skirt is part of the Esteri collection that is now available in our online store  Here

What are you waiting for? go ahead place an order and experience the amazingness of my new Janome 525S Sewist.