Hello there!!!! Ok, let's start shall we? LOL.
My first BWOF. I did it. I had a lot of reservations about trying these patterns, then I made this one. While it wasn't difficult (I picked a pretty easy one lol) when I finished it I was not happy with it. I walked away and came back, and now I really like it!!!
And one with the jacket closed....
Jaelyn was a little off on her camera game today, but still pretty good for an 11 year old.
This is more than likely how I will wear this. I love the look with a jacket. I think I MIGHT make this again, in a knit this time. I took a chance and used a charmeuse. The pattern calls for knit fabrics only but I really wanted a silky-type tie front blouse. I made my muslin first to make sure it would be okay using a NON-KNIT. Everything was fine, so I continued. I did french seams for the first time and it was NOT hard!!! It took forever because the fabric was slippery but for the most part I really enjoyed making this top. It is my first BWOF but it will NOT be my last. Thanks everyone for all the encouragement while I was doing this! LOL
I promised some cool linkage, so here we go.
Check out this post about Ravelry and blogging....what do YOU think???
How about this REALLY cool MINI COBBLESTONE!?!?!?
A couple of my scrapping buddies are wanting to learn to knit....I rounded up some great links. Maybe you guys can use them too!
How about some scrapbooking. Ok, I am SURE by now you guys have seen the new cover of Creating Keepsakes Magazine.
This does NOT look like a "typical scrapbook magazine" Try Domino even Blueprint. I mean look at it lol. NOT a scrapbooking magazine. Now, this is a great marketing trick. MORE people will pick this up, thinking that it's not a scrapbook mag. But that is just what I think.
Y'all should know by now that I am SO Not into scrapbooking kits anymore. I used to get SO MANY, it was insane. Now, I avoid them like the PLAGUE, but in case any of YOU are looking for some....Here are some that I think are awesome. :-)
The TOP one on my list (if I was going to get a kit, OR design for someone lol)
Noel Mignon HER KITS ROCK! Just PACKED. I have been SO good at not giving in to temptation...but it has been a HARD THING TO DO! LOL
The Scarlet Lime *gasp*
Scrapologie *sigh, swoon* Their presentation is SUPERB. I mean, you can HATE the kit, and still want to get it because of the way they present it.
Little Red Scrapbook This is one kit that I can say, I have liked since the beginning. Of course some kit's may not be your taste, but they have a really good design team, and they always work the kits. Seriously.
Jenni Bowlin I think I just like her products lol.
**NO ONE ASKED ME TO PLACE THESE HERE, THIS IS JUST MY OPINION**
I have been scrapping, but I am submitting some, so they shall not be seen yet lol.
Lastly lol...I will leave you with this Caramel Lattee Recipe
Ok, back to the recipe....I kinda made it like it said, but I kinda did my own thing lol. Instead of using evaporated milk I used 2% milk and instead of using instant coffee, I brewed my own.
IT WAS VERY GOOD!!!!! I even added whip cream to top it off!!! Try it!
Ok, that is it guys!!! I have a great knitting interview for you guys tomorrow!!!