04 June 2007

ich bin ein hausfrau...

...und ich habe ein hausfraukleid!

apologies to any real german speakers...

as i was making my latest project, this phrase kept running through my brain...so there it appears! i wanted a smock/apron/housework-dress-type-thing. i got inspired by this japanese magazine i ordered from superbuzzy (and love, by the way). so made up a little smock/apron/housework-dress-type-thing! one pocket left to sew on, and details need to be added to the pocket, but the whole motto behind the dress is: simplicity, enjoy the little details, take pride in the process. therefore, the hand stitching on the bodice, handsewn pockets, lace trim, etc etc...i love it and feel like i will be inspired in the house a bit more. i've already decided that when we have a house (which hopefully will be very soon!) i want a shoe-free home. so i will make little "house-shoes" (aka slippers) for all visitors to don when they arrive. chris actually loved the idea too! the slippers were inspired by this book here!

so...next project...to finish my t-shirt embellishment for the Project of the Month and then the doll quilt for the dollquilt swap! i'm very excited about this!! still time to sign up, folks!!! i am thinking about doing the pincushion challenge, but don't feel very inspired, yet! we'll see. i do have to make a baby shower gift, a bridal shower gift and finish my musicianship work for the walden course i've been working on for OVER a year now!!! yikes!!! i think that's enough work for right now.

so here is the hausfraukleid...

4 comments:

Lauren said...

very cool melis, i've been thinking about making an apron as well...more for cooking though...thanks for the inspiration!

my girl hazel said...

very sweet! let's see it all done and on the model next, huh?

Megan said...

Super cute! When is our fabric swap? All my fabric is at Smith Center...

Rachel said...

Beautiful Mel!