Friday, April 13, 2012

Fluffy Fibers: Episode 11 ~ Fresh New Leaf

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A fresh new leaf, for a fresh new life! With a contest to celebrate.

Download the episode (48:32) here, or listen directly from the embedded player below.
Here are the direct feed and the iTunes page for the podcast.



SHOWNOTES
1. LIFE UPDATE 
Many thanks to Yoly for sending flannel prints; to Tini, Tracy, Nicki for their handmade gifts for my daughter; to my local knitting group, led by dear Rebecca for the gorgeous collective blanket (detail pictured on top of post).

2. SEWING PROJECTS (8:15)
    2.a Finishes
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- Sleepsack in sheep fabric
- Hooded towels and matching washclothes, made of organic terry cotton and machine embroidered
- Swaddling blanket in cotton flannel
- Ruffled Bonnet from the book Intemporels pour bébés by Citronille AKA Astrid Le Provost
- Baggy pants Minikrea pattern # 10300), from the new Minikrea line by Onion Patterns; available here. You can catch a glimpse of the pants on top of this post. :) Made out of Liberty babycord.
- Spencer Dress (Minikrea pattern # 10003). Made out of a quilting fabric (Hope Valley - Prairie Rose by Denise Schmydt). I paid 2.45 euro for half a metre. I used Dritz Snap Fasteners as closures at the the shoulder tabs.

       2.b Upcoming projects
- Jalie 2787 Criss Cross Nursing Top
- Perfect Nursing Top by Megan Nielsen
- my Pinterest board for a Stylish Mama (inspiring RTW nursing tops and dresses)
- More baby sewing: more Minikrea patterns and Intemporels designs.

3. KNITTING PROJECTS (30:15)
       3.a Finishes
Finishes before the birth of my daughter can be found on my ravelry project page (browse by "recently completed")

      3.b In progress
- Bird Crib Mobile. Forgot to mention I'm using cotton in aran weight (Lang Tissa and Rico Creative Cotton)
- Plans to knit the Lore Hoodie from Vampire Knits out of Cascade Eco + failed; I'm knitting a February Lady Mummy Sweater instead.

     3.c Upcoming Projects
Cladonia Shawl or Daybreak (inspired by Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls), in Lang Mille Colori Socks and Lace (colourway #53, after seeing Katia's crocheted shawl) and Jawoll Magic (shade #66)

4. CONTEST (40:21)
Sponsored by MariaDenmark, who translates and sells Onion (and Minikrea) patterns.
Prizes:
1. Minikrea patterns for baby girls: Spencer Dress 10003, Balloon Pants 10301, and Kimono Set 10400
2. Minikrea patterns for baby boys or girls: Baggy Pants 10300, Romper 10401, Overalls 10450, Snowsuit 10550.
3. Minikrea patterns for kids : Tunic 20200, Baggy Pants 20300, Empire Dress 30000, Hoodie 30500.
4. Local and organic goodies (chocolate made in Montpellier, organic tea).

Two blog readers suggested names before the contest was launched (Marty and AECDesigns), so they're also entered into the drawing.

Contest runs until May 13th 8 am (Paris time).


Credits: Music: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, mvt. 3 by Joseph Haydn, played by Mario Ajero.