Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New things....see i'm not so lazy

OK so it's been a little while since i've written but I promise I haven't been lazy - I've been making stuff. This is the rowan pattern i've been trying to finish...it took a little while to complete, and before it was blocked it looked godawful but with a little bit of re-shaping i kinda like it. It still looks a little big but it's coming along. I do get quite a few comments asking whether it's hand knitted - i guess it just has that feel, it's certainly cosy. One of the cool things is that the wool used to be a blanket. Well I bought it, knitted it into a blanket and used it for a few weeks until it was decided that the wool was too moulty.....so it's been re-fashioned.
And this is the dress I've made - from a remnant piece of cotton found for £5 in a local shop. Ben reckons it's a maternity dress; i reckon it looks like a nightie...but i'm hoping pair it with some cowboy boots, maybe some chunky tights come winter and you've got yourself a fun winter dress. I wore it out a few weeks ago and it felt pretty good...maybe a bit too baggy though.
The re-fashioning thing is certainly keeping me out of the shops. I like it....maybe I'll increase my pledge next time.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm trying out the new typepad method, I've done the cutting and pasting of HTML so here it goes

i know it's the same photo...

as last time but i couldn't help it i love these shoes, and they got their first outing at the weekend - a car to and from the restaurant and parking across the road, and they didn't hurt my feet - yay. I love my robot shoes

It's really weird, there is a lady at work who kind of reminds me of my mum but i can't put my finger on what it is about her. Today she said completely out of the blue that I remind her of herself when i was her age, she was into the same kind of things as me...fashion, making clothes, culture, films, arts.....weird.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wardrobe Refashioning

wardrobe refashioning - i've taken the 2 month pledge...now watch me go ..and not buy anything for a whole 2 months, including my birthday - eek.
2 month pledge