I had waited for yesterday for what seems like months and months. A beautiful warm spring day, sunshine pouring through windows and seeping into crevices. No immediate deadlines, and nothing pressing that I could do anything about at that particular time. A day, then, to feed my soul.
That sounds pithy, but the pure joy of having a day to 'make' purely for the sake of making because I wanted to [as opposed to what other people in the house wanted or expected out of me for the day] brings with it such an immense sense of satisfaction that it warrants note.
The day involved  sewing up some piles of fabric which have been moving around the house - piles of uncut fabric, pattern drafting, to pattern pinning, to sitting on the kitchen table waiting for The Day. Each movement of the pile taking weeks, sometimes days, but reaching ever closer to a finished product, albeit slowly. Two little tops for Pia. She doesn't need them. They are 'what the hell' pretty tops. Made really because I loved the fabric and wanted to use it. And some baking and cooking which seems to go hand in hand with sewing for me.
 First up the beautiful pink top made with this Tas-ka fabric, and made using Pattern E from this japanese craft book. I've made this top before in Liberty print and I know Pia likes it. The fabric is something I fell in love with on sight, and ordered a few pieces from the collection. It's a beautiful light, almost peach sorbet, kind of pink, with lovely red dots sprinkled around. It is trimmed with a pink dot binding from Calico and Ivy.
 Second up is a very summery top that I've made numerous variations of over the years, Pattern D-i from this japanese pattern book. It's made with Nani Iro 'Melody Sketch' double gauze, in a rainbow of small dots which is fresh, light and very summery - the sprinkles on top of the ice cream. Finished with a light silver grey gross grain ribbon I got overseas last time I went to europe, and it's very sweet.
 Thirdly banana bread baked while I sewed and was ready for eating at about the half way point - perfect soul nourishment.
You know how sometimes you suddenly become hyper aware of choices you make that you think are completely unrelated and random, but then suddenly you have this massive realisation that...
You always choose dots and circles. Where fabric and fibre related items are concerned,
I always choose dots and circles.