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to keep you warm

hello all, i feel like such a terrible blogger for posting so few and far between, but with the holidays approaching there should be lots of things to post about and lots of projects i shall update you on!

so here’s a little project i’ve been working on the past three days.

i’ve been meaning to fix my serger (it’s such a pain to rethread!) but until that happens i’ll have to switch it up a bit and do something other than sewing projects. 

i started knitting when i was younger, i think middle school. silly enough, i used to take my knitting projects from class to class (especially math, it was so boring), and make scarves during lectures. i’m surprised no teacher of mine ever minded, but surprisingly it helped me to focus. 

one of my favorite things to do in the fall it to knit while cuddled up in a blanket and watching a good movie. the knitting goes by so much faster because i’m focusing on something else, plus i feel productive by the time it ends. how perfect :)

all that to say, i’ve been working on this blanket for the winter and 7 rolls of yarn later and i’ve still have maybe 7 more rolls to go through. this is going to be a big thick blanket!

i love love neutrals. (craft supply packaging can look so outdated haha)

i started out knitting the blanket, but it didn’t have the look i wanted. this yarn is “super bulky”, so in order for it not to be thick and stiff, i needed to do something different.

this is my first attempt at crocheting, it’s used a lot in blanket making because you can make a larger stitch, or like those “holes” you see in blankets. it only uses one needle, as opposed to two long knitting needles. i’ve never crocheted before, so i just looked up some youtube videos and it was just that easy…maybe almost easier than knitting, eventully it becomes second nature.

i have quite a bit to go, but i just wanted to show you my progress so far…it’s going to be a cold winter, you should make a blanket for yourselves ;)

-m

fall favs.

yes autumn weather is the best thing ever. side by side with spring (i just can’t choose!) it is my favorite season…but one thing is for sure, autumn means fall clothing…and it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Zara

 velveteen blazer 

with elbow patches…eee!

jersey with elbow patches…i must be really into them right now 

short handmade jersey… i really this whole cropped sweater idea..and the chunky knit look

strapless wool dress…i love anything grey and wool. 

Madewell

tea party dress

everyday knit leggings…love these

leather background booties 

sweatshirt sweater…perfect basic

Ruche

from indie designer 80%20 

elliotte toggle booties…these are really unique and i’m really liking them. i’m all for independent designers (hope to be one in the near future), and these wool booties would be great for fall.

Urban

rachel comey contributor satchel…i love rachel comey…and this bag.

knot ear warmer

those are just a few fall essentials i really love out there.

social networking

hey all, i know all you out there just love to network like i do, especially us bloggers…check out dailybooth.com, a photoblogging website where you can document “your life in pictures” to share with others. pretty neat eh eh. it’s been growing like crazy, so check it out for yourself. 

i use dailybooth too

happy posting.

-m

oh the weather outside…

im so sorry for the lack of posts most recently!

i’ve been super busy saving up for this beauty, which i just bought!

my juki serger ( a similar model above )

if you know how tedious it is to make every seam look nice & clean on a regular sewing machine, you’ll know this beauty was worth every penny!

it may just look like a piece of metal to you (which is precisely what it is :) ),but if i ever hope to sell anything which is my goal, this machine is exactly what i need!

here’s a little pic of what it does

cuts and sews simultaneously to create seams. love it!

anyways, i promised you projects, so i will deliver! (you’ll have to wait a little while till i do a photoshoot of recent work)

just a really basic skirt with pleating. i love it for layering and charlotte is finally starting to enter autumn (it’s been raining non stop!) 

it’s all fresh and crisp (the skirt & the weather) thanks to the help of my serger… & the weather..channel?

let me know what you think!

take care! happy posting! 

-m for the quail stitch.

spring 2011 london rtw fashion show

some of my favorite looks.

rachel comey

rachel comey

rachel comey

rachel comey

rachel comey

alice + olivia

alice + olivia

anna sui

anna sui

chris benz

julien macdonald

vera wang

that was sort of broad. :)

feel free to comment by adding your own picture from this spring set of fashion shows and let us know your favs

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