How many times are you allowed to make the same pattern in row, before being considered obsessed?
‘Cause just a few days ago, I raved about Purl Soho’s City Gym Shorts, and now I have three more pairs.
Yeah. 4 pairs of shorts in a week. All the same thing. But! I love them! And I finally have the perfect excuse to buy cute quilting prints. Like foxes and flowers!
Pardon the blurry phone pic. Also, mystery fabric on the bottom will soon be…well, you’ll have to come back and see 🙂
Of course, now I have to go the gym, as I can no longer use the excuse of lack of work-out wear…
On two pairs, I appliqued a scrap of the printed fabric onto the back of the shorts. While constructing the fox pair, I accidentally snipped a hole in my fabric, so the fox was a cover-up patch. But I loved it so much, I added a bit of flowers to my other pair.
The third pair (on top) is fun and zany and made from stash fabric I got for free and had long since given up on, as it was so over the top. Not sure I’ll wear them in public, but they’ll make for wonderful and comfy lounge pants.
Anyone else ever fall so deeply head-over-heels for a pattern?
This week, I took a break from practical sewing to make some completely adorable, totally frivolous things. Specifically, I made little stuffed animals out of felt, but they turned out so gosh darn cute I call them felt squees. It’s a sort of onomatopoeia of the reaction they inspire.
See if you can look at them without squeeing!
Now I love these little guys so much that I couldn’t stop playing around while taking pictures. See what I mean:“Oh, no! Look behind you, Mr. Bunny! Mr. Fox is watching you!”
Honestly, though, my felt fox looks so sweet, I don’t think he actually would eat a bunny. I think he probably prefers dewdrops and teasel pie!
It looks cloudy today! Good thing Mr. Bear found a nice leaf to shelter under so he stays dry if it rains. Wait…who else do we know who uses a leaf for an umbrella?
That’s right! It’s our neighbor, elusive forest creature, Totoro!These guys were all super easy to make, as they’re just two layers sewn together. Without a base, they don’t really stand up, but have a simplicity I enjoy. They’re also super addictive. As you may be able to tell 🙂