Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Made With Love And Liberty Print

Here's a sneak peek at the fabric I've chosen for my latest sewing project. Isn't it marvelous? It's Liberty print fabric in Bourton F - a wonderful, swirling paisley print in a fiery red, orange and blue colourway.

The print itself is utter perfection - the red and the blue are so well balanced it's really satisfying to look at. The pattern is so complex too - the more I look at it the more I see, which is a good job seeing as I've spent several hours ironing, pinning and cutting it over the course of last weekend. Of course this time could be significantly reduced if I didn't have a tubby grey cat joining in every step of the way!

British Short Hairs in general have a very specific way of 'supervising' you when you potter about the house or undertake any task that requires focus and Toby is no different! It's not an absent minded 'I'll just curl up here and purr and maybe stare out of the window while you do whatever it is you're doing' but more of a 'come along now, what needs to be done? I see, please proceed'. He also loves to be the center of attention in a casual, nonchalant way which is why he ends up in so many of my photos! He'll just casually manoeuvre himself so that he happens to be the object of my gaze and then sits back to bask in the glow. Oh Toby how I love you!

As for what I'm making? It's going to be a....surprise!


  1. Your description of how your cat watches over you while you're at work made me giggle. I love Toby's sneak appearances in your pictures, and seeing as how pretty the photos are, I'd never suspected they were so casual. Also, in case I've never said it before (irony here), Toby looks like such a lovely cat, and you're so lucky to have him :)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Iris! :) It always amazes me how there can be so much personality packed into something so tiny.


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