The Regal Find

The Regal Find in downtown Middleton, WI is one of the several local stores that carries some of my handmade accessories. I took a few photos on a recent visit to showcase my items at this location. My button earrings are creatively displayed in a vintage film holder- probably my favorite display of them. The store looks different every time I go and I love all of the vintage pieces they use to display the handmade items.

Button Earrings on display

So cute! Large table for craft classes that they offer.

Pointelle Design Jersey scarves.

New headband prints for summer

 

One skein baby set

I recently purchased this great skein of super-wash Hand Painted Merino Wool from Madelintosh (It’s Tosh Vintage) at the Knitting Tree in Madison. I didn’t have initial project plans so I kept it in a drawer for a few weeks. After I saw someone else post a picture of “Oh Baby! Baby Booties” (pattern available on revelry or ETSY) I knew that I wanted to knit them with this yarn! With the leftover knit I decided to make a baby hat with my own simple seed stitch pattern (knitting pattern coming soon!).
I have received many requests for baby items meant as gifts but I am never ready. Sizing is the main issue that has made me timid towards knitting children’s items. I have fears that items will be too large or too small. When I post baby items on my social media INSTAGRAM I get a lot of interest. My intention is to experiment more with tiny knits.

  

Wikstenmade hand sewn tank top

I had eyed this Wikstenmade pattern over the years and finally purchased it at the Sewcial Lounge on Lakeside Street when I saw Sara wearing it on a recent visit. A patterned woven fabric that I had purchased at Mood in New York years ago was perfect for a first sample. The instructions were easy to follow and I made the tank in a morning; not bad for a new timeless top. I rarely use pins to sew seams and iron less frequently. This does save a little time but it’s also just a personal preference. One extra step I included was topstitching the shoulders and side seams down after the french seams were completed. When sewing the pocket I basted it to the left front instead of pinning it. I find that in general basting certain areas like the pocket and neck binding is a huge time saver because it decreases chances of ripping seams later. When I make this again I will make some minor adjustments to the armhole to make it fit me better but overall the neckline and silhouette are great. .