Sunday, May 17, 2009

Getting to know my seam ripper

So the lovely Bento is away at the mo and i'm left to my own devices. I wandered off to headington in search of paints and other goodies to paint the chairs in the house. I stumbled across this circular tablecloth in the charity the spirit of re-fashioning i thought I would give it a go

After a lot of false starts and searching for patterns and spending far too much time with my seam ripper i've come up with the skirt/dress
My intention was that i'd create a lovely flowy circular skirt; then it was too long and i made a kaftan dress thing. that looked too much like an irish dancers costume but by that time i'd already cut it; so my longish skirt was created - perfect for work; and converted into a summer dress - perfect for weekends! Yay two for the price of one (or a pound each!)

I'm kinda pleased with the results. I hope they look ok and they get the bento approval. I must remember next time not to jump in feet first...if i take my time and do things right i should be able to break away from my dependency on the seam ripper

knitted gifts

I always forget to take photo's of the gifts that i make for people; so this time i remembered:

It's for my friend Mel; she requested a cushion like the bag that i gave her for christmas and here is the result....i hope she likes it

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My new creations - red top and capetastic!!

Oh no not again

Yes, i seem to have done it again....not posted for a year.
Well in keeping with my yearly update it is now May 2009!
I'm pleased to say i've ticked some things off my to do list from 2007!
Yes; my debt is all paid; i have a new tattoo (see below); i am doing yoga every day (almost but at least twice a week); and i've made some wearable clothes....and i'm actually going to post them this time