Thursday, January 11, 2018

The happy shirt


I took an unpaid week off work over the holiday period. It was so good! I took naps, I read whole books in one sitting, took long walks on the beach, swam, ate amazing food and hung out with the best of people. I felt rested for the first time in a very long time. 
I also sewed. I haven't done that in awhile. 
I made myself a happy shirt for 2018. I am determined to wring all sorts of deliciousness out of this year and what better place to start than a happy shirt?! I used a stunning vintage voile I have had for years. It was waiting for the right pattern. I got it right! I love it, the happy shirt is on high rotation - perfect for these hot days. Keeps the sun off but is light and cool to wear. I used the long sleeved version of the Fen pattern from Fancy Tiger Crafts. Such a great pattern. I have a dress and another shirt cut out and ready for some late night sewing. I have taken over the dining table with sewing projects. Good thing we also have a breakfast bar!
We also have a huge piece of cardboard with 2018 written in big block letters on our dining table. There's a big jar of coloured pencils next to it and we're filling the empty space with colourful words and dreams, envisioning the year to come. It's fun. I usually do this sort of thing myself but it's fun to share with my boy. Except he wrote kitten on there. Sigh. We would be an animal sanctuary if it were up to that one. 

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