December 14th 2009

I decided to take a break from the last little bit of Christmas-present-making to make myself something to wear over the holidays. I was recently in the workroom and spotted the prettiest red and white fabric. I thought it was part of the French General collection, (one of my favorites!), but it was actually from Aster Manor by Moda. I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I made a special trip down yesterday afternoon and picked up enough to make another tunic, (in the same pattern as the first one I made from Stylish Dress book a year and a half ago).

It takes no time to make, and I'm really happy with it! I also grabbed another fabric from the same collection made up of a tiny red gingham pattern. It's the exact same red as the other fabric, so it looks very sweet when put together. I was out for a coffee with Anthony a couple of days ago, and noticed that the placket of his shirt was made of a different fabric, which gave me the idea.

I finished the shirt this afternoon. It's very festive looking. And maybe a bit picnic-ish too. Now I have something to wear over the holidays!

nikki showed up on our doorstep the other day with a treat! A bottle of some of the tastiest egg nog there is. I love Harmony milk. It's a little pricey, so I only get it once in a while for a treat. It comes in the sweetest glass bottles. I noticed when I went to pour a glass for myself that the date on the top was "DE 25"! (Yay! Best bottle of nog ever!) Thank you nikki! You're the best!


  1. i didnt know you were looking at my placket!

  2. Of course! That shirt was the best! Why hadn't I thought of that before??

  3. wait till i tell ya where i got that shirt...

  4. oohh! melinda, i love that fabric so much. it's so silky soft. the contrasting placket is brilliant. i can't wait to see you wearing it!

  5. Anthony, tell, tell! Is it embarrassing? I have a few of those... you know my red plaid coat? (Sirens! Shhhhh!!!)
    Karyn, I'll post some photos on flickr today. I'm really happy with the way the buttons turned out! I used red thread on some old mother of pearl buttons from my grandma. I'm afraid the top does look a little "picnic blanket" though...