Monday, January 23, 2012

Vogue 8634 Again

I know, I know. It’s been a while. What can I say? I suck! I’ve been busy and life and blah blah blah. It has been very heart warming to get your positive comments and well-wishes. I really have been fine. Just busy. As in B to the USY. I did finally crank up the sewing machines and made this little ditty. I made this last one in October and really like it with boots and skinny leg jeans. Do you know that was the last item I made? Yikes! My life is busy but that is too little garment sewing!

First, let’s all ooh and aah over the outside house remodel. Here you can see the old front (poo colored T-111 and pink trim). Here’s the front door now. It’s a gray green with white trim. We re-sided the front and side so it’s a much nicer looking lap siding. We extended the door to the side and added a side light to lighten up the front room a little bit. The door is a dark cranberry red. I wish I had a full picture of the whole front for you. You’ll have to wait until summer.
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Here’s the new top. On the last one, I really took a lot out of the sides for a more fitted look. On this one, I left it big so I could wear a chunky belt with it. Overall, this is a pretty boring review. There’s nothing earth-shattering or even technically challenging about this knit top but I did want you guys to know I was still alive.v_8634_3

 

I’ll try to post more than 51 times this year. Wow. 2011 was not my year for sewing or blog posts!

15 comments:

Kristine said...

Welcome back! I love the top, you (and the house) look fantastic!!!

sandysewin said...

Such pretty colors for the house. I LOVE the red door.

I like your top, too. It looks stylish, yet easy to wear. I may have to check out that pattern as I'm in need of more winter sweaters.

Happy creating!

marysews said...

I'm glad to see you posting. I love the red door, with "essence of Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style" windows.

Janet said...

Happy to see you!

Kat said...

I'm glad you're back! And the top suits you really well, so it doesn't matter if it's not new or exciting :-)

Jessica M said...

What a lovely top. Glad to see a sewing post!

PattyBYoung said...

Great looking top. LOVE that you are back...I look forward to your posts and pics of your children! Feed us, we're hungry!!!

Lisa said...

So nice to hear you are well and posting/ sewing again. Your top is lovely as is your red door :-)

Sew Lady Sew! said...

Nice to read your posts again. I missed them!

Kip said...

Good to see you back ! I really enjoy your sewing and love the top :) The house looks great too !

JustGail said...

Nice to see you back again, and I like the new house colors. And the new top.

Your 51 posts last year are about 45 more than I managed, I think!

Sewjoe said...

Your top turned out very nice!!

NuJoi said...

Both look great!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to see more detail of the cranbeyyr door - that's just the color I was seeking for my front door and shutters - I have white trim and gray-green siding, too!!!