Two lovely how-tos to inspire me today. If only I had the time and the energy to work on all these projects I’m madly bookmarking. With several paying projects on the go at the moment and the household at a very busy time of year, I just can’t find a moment to make pretty things. Even though I know perfectly well if I could just take one day for making rather than reading, typing and meetings I’d feel a whole lot more energised. Still, these two are definitely bookmarked for that elusive day when I get to just play….

Make your own underwear with Cal Patch on CraftStylish. Amy Karol of Angry Chicken has long inspired me with her ohsocute handmade undie sets, and I’ve been looking for an easy how-to. Well, here it is.

Love Cal Patchs cute photo too.

Love Cal Patch's cute photo too.

And then, I just can’t resist these gorgeous Chiffon Flowers by Calamity Kim. I need about ten, at least, to adorn my winter outfits…

Blooms to Wear by Calamity Kim

Blooms to Wear by Calamity Kim

But right now I have to go and collect my crazy Jack Russell, who has wandered off yet again and been picked up by a kind stranger and deposited at a local vets. We can’t figure out how he keeps getting out, but since he can jump about five feet and is determined to go and visit every other Jack Russell in the neighbourhood, it seems he’s unstoppable. Sigh.

Sew in Love | Twig & Thistle.

Twig & Thistle is a lovely blog I discovered recently and I’m totally inspired by this clever embroidered note. I have a plan to surprise a friend….

I can’t help myself. I just love these two little vases. I picked them up at the Kitchen Shop the other day for about R10 each and they make me happy while I type as they sit alongside my computer. I was playing around with my new camera and managed to take a decent photo of them, so natch I had to post it immediately.

Pretty vases against my newly made curtains.

Pretty vases against my newly made curtains.

doe-c-doe: thursday = embroidery.

Oh me oh my. This is just a beautiful thing. Hand-designed, cut and embroidered, this is the most one-of-a-kind it gets. And I want one! It’s people like doe-c-doe who make me want to make things. And she’s one of those who is incredibly generous in sharing her ideas, projects and patterns. Thank you for this marvellous project, which has brightened up my day!