Congratulations to my Mum whose fabulous crochet sandwiches have been chosen for the front page of MADE IT!
I love holidays!
3 more weeks of freedom and I spent the day cleaning up my sewing space….this time I will not be making 27 capes! This time I will make something for myself… and then 30 art smocks. But ME FIRST!! I cannot let my corset be the only thing I made for myself this year, it’s not exactly something I can wear everyday!
Yes, I did actually finish it!
As you might have noticed, I am sorry to say the sewing has been taking a bit of a back seat this year. I have been attempting to learn how to paint. I have spent a lot of time working on a portrait of a friend. Whilst this painting will never grace the walls of any gallery, it is my first attempt at a portrait and I feel quite proud of the fact that I have finally had the courage….(push) I needed to actually attempt something as complicated as a portrait.
I received another parcel today. This time from my Mum.
It is so fantastic, I just love it!
She will be listing them for sale on her Made it site next week so keep a look out for it if you want to own your very own crochet sandwich! They would make a wonderful gift for a little girl to encourage imaginary play skills. I’ll put a link in next week when they are listed.
Keep crafting everyone!
Check out this link
Wow, I love this.
When I think of all the fantastic mens shirt fabrics I have seen in my op-shop obsession from stripes, checks, flannel, all of those times I put it back because although I loved it I just couldn’t think exactly what to do with it. (yes I am getting better at reducing my stash rather than adding to it…sometimes). After reading this link all I can think of now is missed opportunities of those shirts I put back. I am already picturing few new items I can create for my wardrobe. I love refashion ideas, and this lady seems to have loads of them! I can’t wait to try this one….only 6 more weeks until holidays and a break from homework, which means more time for sewing. Yeah!
I spent a day screen printing with a 5 year old. This is what he made.
This what I made
….I think his is better.
It is so exciting when a parcel comes even when you are expecting it. Actually in this case especially because I was expecting it.
Yes I am pleased to announce my boning arrived yesterday, all the way from New Zealand with some extra added New Zealand goodies. Thanks Leimomi!
Now all I have to do is try and remember what all the final steps to finishing off my corset were!!