Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Renfrew muslin, a doxie, soap making, and tulips

I have made three Renfrew's now, and the muslin below is the best fitting one.  It is unfortunate that the fabric is so hideous, and I didn't try to match any patterns :)  I cut a size 12 and it could stand to be a smidge larger, so I will make a tiny adjustment on my next one.  Other than that, this pattern can now be called a TNT.  This top will be good to wear around the house.  I am going to remake this top in a boring white knit because I need a white top to wear with my summer skirts.

My little Sisal Pig.  She is my sweet doxie.
 I make our own bath soap, along with laundry and dishwashing detergent.  It saves a lot of money, and I believe it is much better for you.

Soap curing.  It takes about 4 - 6 weeks before it is ready to use.

 My mystery tulips.  A lady I work with gave me a bunch of bulbs last Spring, and she thought they were Surprise Lilies.  Well!  Surprise!!  Most all of them are tulips, which is funny, because I have never been able to get tulips to bloom before.  They are so pretty.
 Have a great rest of the week.

Take care and God Bless!


  1. What a pretty Renfrew.. Love it as a blouse too.
    What a surprise.. instead of a lily you got a tulip.. so pretty and fun.
    Making soap sounds so fun.. I have never tried it, but have seen lots of people on the blogs doing it..

  2. Very Cool! I Havent Tried Renfrew Myself, But it's Been Extremely Popular Among Sewing Bloggers... :) I Must Try One Sewaholic Pattern One Of Thse Days.. P/s: Sorry For The Caps. Buggy Phone.

  3. Hi, it looks a very wearable top, so I'll have to explore these patterns one day. I have to admit I quite liked the fabric!

  4. i love the renfrew. i've made it so many times with different mods. definitely a TNT!

    i don't make my own soap but i've started buying it from etsy. i'm allergic to smelly things and i like being able to get natural unscented soap.

  5. Love your renfrew top. I've got a couple of new ones planned also.


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