Mid-March already! Here at our house the daffodils are starting to break through the ground. It makes me feel so good to see them arrive every year. I know better than to get ahead of myself but I can't help it. I've already put away the flannel sheets and bringing out the brighter colors getting ready for spring!
There are still chilly nights ahead I know, and the fleece ponchos are made for them. One of the interesting challenges I faced this month was to create a poncho for a man with limited use of his arms. It is so fulfilling to hear that because the poncho is easy to put on it gives him some independence in not requiring help to cover himself. A pocket in the front allows for him to carry a few essentials, which means he can now also be safer to use the stairs, because the good hand isn't carrying "stuff" and he can hold on to the stair rail.
I also created a gorgeous poncho of fleece with a pen and ink dog sketch pattern for a dog loving client. It was one of my favorites to make!
And a new addition to the baby blanket creation is the one I call Parrot Love. This is for a parrot-loving biologist who just became a daddy. Not finding anything suitable for this project, I found http://spoonflower.com online and voila!
An incredibly vivid parrot design was just waiting for me to arrive.
Thanks to designer https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kociara for her creation! Check out her amazing designs :)
I'm starting to move towards lighter fabrics - crepe, knit, gauze - anything that will drape and swing for the warmer weather that is sure to come. I've also got a few designs in the works for nursing mothers, as well. I'm excited to be working with different fabrics and styles as we move away from the necessary bulk and into the airier fashions.
I'm also excited to be working with The Sewing Hive https://www.sewinghive.com/ on a Trunk Show upcoming on April 13. More to come on that - lots of work to do! Be well, stay healthy. XO