I've been sewing, but not blogging as I have mixed feelings about blogging lately. I think I need to take some time to sort those issues out in my head and then save that for another post.
In the meantime, have a look at what's hot off the machine...
More angels. Apparently, my daughter was right and people do want these.
This hot water bottle cover is just like these, except it is half the size.
S asked me to make a wedding dress wine sleeve to compliment these sleeves. I think this is good in theory, but it needs a better designer than me to make it work. Current wedding dresses don't really have sleeves, much less straps. The Preacher, whose fashion observation skills are pretty close to nil, even mentioned this. If they do have sleeves, they are made from only lace or bell-shaped - neither of which would work well for this wine sleeve idea. I spent way too much time searching online for wedding dresses and in the end I decided to go with a leg of mutton sleeve idea. That style was very common in vintage gowns and seemed the most likely to work with a wine bottle.
I wasn't very happy with the result, but S seemed to be pleased.
I always feel good when I get these things done and then start thinking about what I can make for me. But, when I drop them off, M and S always have more things they'd like me to make. Tote bags, purses, more (different) wine sleeves... Just like the blogging, I'm having mixed feelings about this, too.