Showing posts from October, 2021

The Icelandic

 I posted in May of this year how I was obsessing over sweaters, especially Scandinavian sweaters because of my love for Nordic Noir. Well....I finally finished one, just in time for fall! YAY! :D The pattern is from Icelandic designer Védis Jónsdottir (the Afmæli sweater), and I used the Icelandic yarn Ístex Léttlopi. It is seriously so cozy and warm and I just love wearing it that I can't stop! I will be knitting more of this sweater... in different colours for sure! Speaking of making, I also finished sewing this Ruffle Swing Skirt for my sis-in-law:) Alabama Chanin Ruffle Swing Skirt I hand-sewed! She bought the kit from Alabama Chanin , and this is another garment I completely hand-sewed. This was actually a lot of work...more than knitting that sweater, I tellz yah, but in the end, I really did like the finished skirt and my SIL liked it too! I pleated about 720 inches of strips to make those three rows of pleated ruffle, aside from all the basting you do, and then tacking i

Transforming Inès

 I got this Ines de la Fressange dress in 2016  and this was how I wore it. I realized I never wore this dress much because honestly, I felt like it was too long on me, so I decided to make it shorter.  I do like it a lot better shorter but don't wear it much...I don't know why:( The last time I wore it was 2019 ! Anyhow, I decided to bring it out again, and this was me wearing it this weekend. old Ines de la Fressange for UNIQLO dress, worn with old UNIQLO pants and Doc Martens I am a big Marie Kondo fan and was debating on keeping this or not. So glad I did!  Do you have clothes you don't wear much but keep around?

What have I been watching #25

 Stuff (old and new) I've been watching lately...well, since my last "What have I been watching" post:D Quite a lot again, so I've decided to cull it down to just those I liked! (Some people wonder how I get to watch a lot of these shows/movies. It's because I actually do have a bit of a sleeping problem (lack thereof) and also, when I knit or sew or sketch, I always have something streaming.) 1) Black Widow Love love love! The Black Widow has always been one of my fave Avengers, and I also love Scarlett Johansson. Florence Pugh was awesome here too (so funny and charming), as well as David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.  2) Mortal Kombat (remake) It was an ok watch. Kinda slow at first, but I love the game so I had to include it here. 3) Polaroid Good horror flick....not amazing, but it was an ok watch. 4) The Final Girls This is an old-ish film and I can't believe I just saw it. Really liked this movie...comedy-horror, really, but I love the cast:) 5) You Should

Currently loving #54

 Stuff I've been loving lately:) 1) The Shadowland by Elizabeth Kostova Just recently read this book and loved it. Kinda slow at first, but really picks up half way through and just a great read to the end.  Synopsis from Goodreads: A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.  As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its