Well, kinda different. Those who follow me on instagram (bakerbowie by the way!) might have noticed that my pics are not always cooking related. While I always maintain that the best thing to chill me out after a stressful day/week/month/year is to get in the kitchen and start cooking, I have found another hobby that seems to do the trick on the stress front. That hobby is sewing. And yes, I am aware that I am utterly predictable in my love of all things pink, sweet, girly so to imagine my sewing on would not be that big of a stretch.
Don’t worry, I am still cooking and have a few goodies to serve up in the next few weeks, but I want to share a few cute (simple) projects that i’ve been working on. It all started with a cardigan that I ordered from Asos a few months ago. While it looked lovely on the model, it looked pretty plain on me. When will I learn that what looks amazing on an online model will almost NEVER look the same on an ordinary human being?
Cute collar, but pretty average everywhere else.
So I hopped on etsy to look for some buttons to brighten it up. Who knew that changing the buttons on a cardigan would completely change it? Now that i’ve let you in on the not so secret admission that i’m totally predictable, can you guess what kind of buttons I bought? Bows you say? Absolutely.
So, while I work on my sewing machine skills which are pretty average, I though that I would start small by customising some cardigans. I went out and bought myself a few more to experiment on. At $10 a pop, how could I just stop at one? So I bought five.
Don’t judge. I know that you wouldn’t have passed that up!
I added swarovski buttons
sugar sweethearts? Nah, plastic buttons, but cute nonetheless!
And I like their use of the imperative.
So yes, all my sewing things are pink too…
which is nice when i’m sewing buttons on a pink cardi
because we all know that matchy matchy is the way to go!
these ice-cream buttons are just so damn cute it hurts.
It hurts in all my cuteness glands.
By the way do you like how even my sewing is cooking/food related? Thought you would!! So what do you do to chill out, lovely readers?