Well, April make + do did indeed happen, albeit slowly, quietly, and with a brief voting interlude. Brad may have had a little nap, but he’s forgiven – it was definitely nap weather!
Brendan did some drawing… (look, the ring I made him is being worn!)
And then, after we did a voting + coffee run, he made these critters:
Finally, in preparation for stop motion month in May (hint hint, put the 19th aside!), some animated gifs (can you spot napping-Brad?)
You’ll notice that I look suspiciously like I am *not* building a marble run. I got caught up in sewing, and given it was such a quiet, rainy afternoon, I thought I’d just continue with that, and leave the marble run for a bit more of an energetic, social day. I do have an impressive collection of cardboard and toilet rolls ready to go though, so don’t fear, it will happen :o).
Want to see what that fabric I’m smoothing out turned in to? Prepare: sewing details ahead…
A simple singlet top made from a lovely soft blue cotton voile. It’s a little unironed (sorry mum!), and is suspiciously similar to this top, but the pattern is actually from Salme Patterns. I have a couple more of these patterns to try – not only do they look good, but I think they will get a lot of wear. I feel like the ‘everyday wear’ patterns from the big companies really leave a fair bit to be desired. Anyway, I’ll let you know how I go with these. The first one’s a success.
I also put this top together on Saturday morning (I know, super productive!):
I finally discovered that the complicated-looking walking foot that came with my sewing machine is a great thing to use when attempting to sew knit fabrics (yes, I am definitely still learning), so I finally found the courage to tackle a knit top. It’s still a *little* wavy along the neckline, but I think I did pretty well overall! Knits might have other challenges, but omg, not having to fit the damn thing is like, the best thing ever. The pattern is a burdastyle pattern, and the fabric is a wool/tencel blend that I got half-price in The Fabric Store‘s sale earlier in the year. It’s the comfiest thing ever, I think I’ve already worn it like, three times since Saturday.
So that’s the haps in our world, and I’ll add a date claimer for NEXT MONTH’s make + do:
Date: May 19th
Theme: Stop Motion!
I’ll post more details before then, but I’m planning to set up a few different stations for people to play around with, I think it’ll be really fun!
And finally, the little one is not back yet, so here’s a Brendan-created substitute…