Wow, it’s been seven months since I dropped off the face of the blogsphere. It’s been a tiring but rewarding seven months. My baby is growing like weed, he is ten months old now and sleeping through the night. Hooray for sleep training. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be crafting anymore because all I could think about was sleep, sleep and sleep.
So, to get back to the swing (sewing) of thing, I chose a simple but satisfying project, the uber-popular Tova top by Jenny Gordy. It took me, well, two weeks to finish this project. Not bad considering I could only sew on friday and saturday night. That right, while some of you are out partying, I stay in and sew. Anyhow, I love how it turns out and been wearing it multiple times.
The fabric is a soft cotton I got from my trip to Indonesia a few years ago, it is like a softer version of quilting cotton. I wasn’t sure that the busy pattern will work out but it does. It’s very autumnal but still cheery at the same time. The pattern is quite easy to follow and oh my god, I love the FO that Jenny puts in her blog even more. I love any garments that Jenny makes, so simple and effortless. I think I plan to make a dozen more Tova with different fabric, that’s how much I love it.
Aside from Tova, I also made a bucket hat for my baby. I made it a few months ago but because he is 90th percentile in head size, this hat is almost too small for him. This pattern is so easy, perfect for me to warm up to sewing again
Here he is wearing the hat while visiting a pumpkin patch