I have become very interested in Japanese import fabric and this happily coincided with my interested in sewing in 3-D. Our little town has a wonderful independent fabric shop that stocks a large selection of the most charming yet modern stuff coming from Japan.
In honor of meeting up with two friends who are adopting baby girls from Kyrgyzstan, I fashioned these little Babushka ladies featuring tiny babushka, or Matryoshka on the fabric. Yes, Japanese fabric with tiny Russian dolls. How fun! The camera made it look like there is a bit of shine on their faces, but in real life, they are not. Giving credit where it is due, these dolls are from a free pattern at I love Hillary Lang's work and have been really inspired to make softies because of her.
The other book I'm digging is this:
If you didn't catch it from the title, you make the most darling stuff out of....yes, you guessed...
socks and gloves. I haven't actually made anything yet...but I will be.
The craft bug has become a social disease for me, and I couldn't be happier.