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 !