Monday, January 24, 2011

Keeping on top of things


Remember this gorgeous little pile of kimono silks so kindly sent to me at Christmas by my friend Anne?
With a bit of cutting, and piecing, and sewing, I've turned a couple of them into this...


And this...


I honestly couldn't pick a favourite between these two, but I do love the pale pinks and creamy colours sharpened up with a bit of charcoal in the top one!
And then, I love the bit of pattern similarity between the red and grey floral silk and the cotton in this one.
It might seem a bit mad to be sewing scarves in Summer, but the calendar of markets I have coming up in the next several months has startled me into a bit of action!

7 comments:

the textured leaf said...

They are absolutely beautiful Jo!
I was thinking you were the 'genius type' for sewing these in summer. Either because we're not quite having one hence youre forethought, or that you are planning ahead for your customers needs and wants early on.

Frankie and Ray said...

Thanks Wendy, I'm so glad you like them! No genius here, just a bit of market schedule panic!! Although, you're so right, where is our damn Summer? I don't think a warm day here and there counts do you?

LUCE handmade said...

They look fantastic Jo! So glad you could use the fabric :) Good job on getting started with the winter sewing :) xx Anne

Frankie and Ray said...

Anne, thank you again! It always makes my sewing more fun to be using something so lovely.

Mookah said...

Ooh, I love the 2nd one!

Lauren said...

The second one is my fav too! Gorgeous!

Frankie and Ray said...

A coupla red lovers out there I see...thank you ladies!