Tuesday, 11 March 2014

It's all about inspiration ....

Maybe it's because Spring is around the corner but there are so much "new projects" going through my head.
Unfortunately one can do only one thing at the time, at least that's the case for me (especially when you also have a job to go to)

I've got so much inspiration these days and not only there's Pinterest  and  Instagram  
to blame, I've also discovered a lovely program on BBC 2 ....  The Great British Sewing Bee

Many years ago ( it almost feels like in the stone age, because I didn't even had any kids at that time ) I went to sewing classes.
At first I was the laughing stock at work (I went with some colleagues) because Anita and sewing lessons, they all seemed to find it a very rare and funny combination.

To everyone's surprise (me the most) I did it quite well and appeared to be the only one who enjoyed it for a very long time.... making my own clothes.
Over the years it wasn't that fashionable any more and by become a mum of three boys also time became less.

But now finding a lot of ideas on Pinterest, watching the Sewing Bee and following lovely ladies on Instagram makes me want to start sewing again.

For instance this lovely dress from Debbie shown here on her Instagram account Rooms with a view

Or the beautiful garden coat from Lucy also shown here on her Instagram account Love lane (vintage) Lucy

Both dresses made from beautiful (and also my favourite) fabric .... linen!

And last but not least these (cotton) dresses  you can find on the
(not only for the dresses) lovely blog from Hettie Brown      

Because I still haven't been able to find a suitable pattern , this image on Pinterest   
gave me enough inspiration to get my sewing machine and start "sewing"
(on a small scale than) again ....

It seemed like a good idea to start with something simple and because it has been on my wish list for a long time I bought myself this "partner in crime"....

This beautiful lace was a real bargain on the market ....

and would fit perfectly on this sweater I hardly wear these days ....

By adding the lace it turned into a different look, one I will really love to wear again. And all because of a simple image on Pinterest !

Because I'm not particularly thrilled with a "selfie" I found someone else willing to show the end result.

And who would be more appropriate than my new roommate ....

Needless to say what I'm going to watch on the telly tonight .... have a good and inspiring week !

Anita xo


  1. The jumper has been transformed! I'm liking that idea very much ...

    1. Thanks for joining me and your lovely comment. Very strange but I don't get your posts via Blogger so've re-registered as a follower of your blog! Let's hope it does well this time, Anita xx

  2. Im now following you on Pinterest, I love your style. the jumper with the lace trim look great :) love laura xxxx

    1. Thanks laura,
      I also love your style but I think you already know. Love following you on Instagram , Pinterest and I admire your blog. I'm thrilled to have you as my latest follower, Anita xo

  3. Wow so inspiring. I am with you all the way, pinterest and IG is so inspiring as is the GBSB and I can't wait to watch tonight's episode. I love what you have done with your cardi and the outfit looks so lovely. I wish I had more time to make clothes as it is really something I would love to do more of. I managed two dressed last year, one I wear a great deal, but I need more! Enjoy your week and ps also love that dress by Hettie Brown, isn't it fab! xoxo

    1. Dear Hannapat,
      Don't know about you but I loved last night episode!
      I should take an example to you ....two dresses in one year !!! Well it's a nice goal, I will keep you posted ;-)
      Anita xo

  4. I am just about to start a new dress. I love sewing my own clothing. It is quite liberating to say the least. I love love love your latest project! xoxo Jen

    1. Dear Jen, thanks for your lovely comment. I know there's a lot on your mind lately and then also making time to leave a comment is so very sweet! Thinking of you , Anita xo

  5. I really love the top you have customised, and the little lace shirt underneath it too. My ambition is to make myself a dress...now my patchwork quilt is finally finished, maybe the next project!

    1. Thanks....I really love your quilt and just read that you've made a start with a new (smaller) one.That might just be something for me! Anita xx