Take the friendship bracelet project that I am working on for example... I designed the top with no real consideration for what it would become. I was convinced that inspiration would strike and I would suddenly know what it would become...
Well... that was last weekend. Since then I have auditioned a few ideas, but nothing seemed to fit as perfectly as I had assumed that it would! It has progressed a tiny bit, but not as much as I'd like! I'd better get a move on if I want to get it finished on time.
One thing that is taking shape nicely is the kiwi pattern. When my friend Cat saw my first attempt she loved it and started hinting. I offered to make a special commission kiwi for her. This kiwi is a 12 inch (the original was 10 inch). I don't tend to use floral prints for this kind of block, but I knew that Cat would approve of the fabric so I went with it. What do you think?
|Love his spotty stockings!|
The kiwi pattern itself is coming along nicely. Thank you so much to everyone who left kind comments about it. I am working on getting it ready to distribute here on my blog. I was very flattered by all the advice saying I should sell the pattern but this one will be a freebie. Having learnt about all that I know about sewing from generous bloggers who share their skills and patterns, it doesn't feel right to make people pay for my very first pattern.