oona does it!: say cheese
can i tell you something? do you promise not to tell ruggy? no, seriously, pinky swear?
I LOVE THIS PATTERN SO MUCH I WANT TO KISS IT ON THE MOUTH.
let me start at the beginning.
I love the way you always get involved in some kind of unfortunate saga, and then turn out with something brilliant! Plus you make me laugh, you made me giggle so much that I dropped my pre-lunch snack on myself. Can you make something that is a tribute your favourite food?
can i? oh monkeysocks, you li'l bit of snackin' heaven, you have struck a chord that is in a dead heat with my love for the drink. FOOD. glorious food. pizza, that four-food-groups-in-a-sitting feast. grass fed beef, o tasty tasty hunk of iron. gelato. three scoops at least! guacamole! peppadews! hot dogs! mexican corn on the cob! foie gras! fried chicken! is there anything i don't like to eat? i don't think so. well, tuna. and tofu. but even then you'll see me scarfing down sashimi and edamame with the best of them.
it was so very hard for me to pick my favorite food, but i landed on this summer's kalkatroonan passion: buratta cheese. truly a thing of wonder; a supple ball of goodness that melts in your mouth, the sultry yet angelic offspring of fresh mozzarella and silky cream; GOOD LORD I WISH I HAD SOME RIGHT NOW.
i love that cheese so much i did kiss it on the mouth.
y'all know by now i had to go outside of the stash to find this much solid. monkeysocks didn't even ask me to go with a solid. but the buratta demanded it. and the buratta cannot be denied.
i had a softly gathered and folded bubble of a dress in mind, something self-drafted, and then i thought: hey oona. you know how you hate it when you see something on the internet, fall in love, and can't run out and get the pattern for yourself? sound like anyone you know?
this pattern is delicious. i hope you can see the details– it is HARD to photograph a white dress. who knew?! with my carnival stash, i sure didn't! can you see? princess seams, bound gathered pockets, invisible zip, soft gathers on the skirt– yes, the gathering, as always, gave my gorilla hands a fight but i didn't even mind– and every piece matched up perfectly in the process. the instructions were stellar. speaking of, lightweight cotton is the recommended fabric here, but when did i ever listen well to suggestions. yes, my heavy weight knit jersey gave the binding on the pockets a run for my vintage kenmore's money. he doesn't make much money, that kenny. but he's got the stones for whatever i throw his way. he's already raring to go for the next challenge.
the whole shebang was a delight, and i'll be making several more.
but first, i shall eat my truffled mac and cheese with wild arugula and glass of gruner (my consolation prize for coming up empty handed on a buratta for the photo shoot), and contemplate my next challenge. i'm so hopped up thinking about all the foods i love, i might need a muu muu.
but that's up to YOU. have a hunk of your favorite cheese and think me up a challenge!