February 23, 2010

Trade School

Ilana invited me to visit Trade School with her for a gastronomic history lesson led by her friend Sarah of fourpoundsflour.com. We had delicious desserts spanning from a dense yeast risen cake of the 1790's up to a light cream filled Charlotte Russe of the 1940's New York street corner! My favorite was a 1840's fruit cake with mace and citron.
It's an awesome space- be sure to sign up for a class before Grand Opening changes it's storefront!

February 18, 2010

sewing and knitting

Here's a new dress I just finished. It's a little chilly out for it yet, but I'm glad I finally used up this fabric. I also made this stash-buster scarf for Jashar. Many more yet to be made before my stash is fully busted!

February 5, 2010

dye, dye my darling PT 2

Earlier this week Ilana and I got together to play with the dyed jersey. Here's one of the shirts we knocked out! Ilana used a slightly altered version of the pattern she made these amazing shirts with.

February 4, 2010

pattern studies

Sometime soon I'll get around to printing these on fabric. Here are some sketches of possible patterns from December.

February 1, 2010

I'm not sure what instigated it, but something sent me on a wool blanket ebay search today. I already have several perfectly wonderful wool blankets but I still can't resist looking. I was out bid on this beauty. (I pulled the photos off to torture myself.)
I'm hoping to invest in one of these amazing welsh wool blankets someday–––>