Wednesday 17 August 2011

Holiday Wardrobe Challenge Update plus odds and ends

So back in June, i set myself the challenge to make three items for my trip to America. Since then i have made two dresses and two i actually made four! Here is a reminder of these makes....

One Sorbetto

Two Sorbetto

New Look 6557 Dress

Lonsdale Dress
They are all packed and ready to go! I can't wait to wear my me made clothes on holiday - I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures! I'm really pleased that i managed to meet my challenge, as i was a bit concerned i was being too ambitious. But it just goes to show that it never hurts to set yourself a deadline.

In other news, Ted and Bobble have left for the next stage of their travels...

They are now staying with Jessica...check out her blog to keep up to date with Ted's adventures.

Also, i finished my second baby cardigan in time to deliver it at the weekend...

This one took me 3 weeks to make, compared to 6 months for my first attempt, so I'm definitely getting quicker!! I love the colour of the wool, it's a gorgeous deep blue, darker than it looks here. My favourite part is the black and grey polka dot buttons, which i think you can just about see in the picture. 

One more thing...a few weeks ago the lovely Ashley was kind enough to give me the Leibster Blog award


"The Liebster is a award for those who have less than 300 Google followers but deserves a lot more recognition and following than what they currently get. They are the unsung heroes of the blogsphere, plugging away in their little corner, churning out fantastic work and we need to do something to help them get some publicity."

So thanks Ashley! You should definitely check out her blog, she has had some beautiful finished makes recently. So i now have to pass this award on to three other deserving bloggers who deserve more attention. My blog picks are:

I love these blogs and hope you do too!

Right, i think that's me all caught up! I'm off on my holiday very soon so i am likely to be sporadic/absent for a few weeks, and any posts will be sadly devoid of sewing. However, i will be back in the middle of September, hopefully ready to get cracking on some new makes! I hope you all enjoy what's left of the summer :)

K xx


  1. You're very welcome Kat! :)
    Aww, what a cute cardy! And you definitely improved the time too :) I always find the second mitten goes faster than first, practice makes perfect!
    I hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday, I look forward to seeing your lovely makes in action :)
    Ashley x

  2. Kat, you have been amazingly productive! I love everything you've made and you are going to get so much wear out of them on holiday...maybe not from the baby cardi, which by the way, is to die for!!!

    I'll miss you when you're away, but I'm sure you'll come back with loads of enthusiasm for new makes ;o)

  3. Have a wonderful vacation - you are certainly going to be well-dressed!!

  4. Ooh, thanks for the nomination!! And, have fun on your trip -- take lots of photos to share!

  5. Congratulations on the award. And have a fab holiday :)



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