Saturday, March 30, 2013

Shopping bonanza!!

It's been six months since I had any new clothes so the time has come to top up the wardrobe. There's a new cardigan in the works, thanks to my lovely mum! So far I'm expecting... Land Army Girl cords

Navy swing trousers

And a whole heap of shirts!

I think the western fabric is my fave. Going to look for some novelty buttons for it. Seeing as I've gotten a bit porky some new skirts are in order. This time I'm going to do it properly in wool and tweed, nicely lined - and with some professional help from the Thread Den so I don't muck it up! Each time I do a seasonal plan most of it never happens! But this time I'm going to make a real effort. I can't wait to get sewing and improve my skills. Yippee! Very happy!! - Toodle Pip!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Uh oh...

You know what this is? This is a picture of too much ambition and not enough technique. Sigh. What on earth have I gotten myself into? There's washable facing there. One word: horrible. And I put the design on backwards. Then there's the metallic thread! It's very rough and actually cut the fabric the first time I used it. And the gold satin I got? Dreadful. I'm not sure it's going to work as appliqué. Looks like it might fray too much. That's my big worry at the moment. That I'll have to run around looking for fabric and start all over again. Oy oy oy! And I changed my dose of meds and now I have a migraine.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

There was movement at the station!

So work went a bit craziola so my day off wasn't quite as off as it could have been! When I finally got away I trotted to South Melbourne to stock up on supplies for the WAD. And they had no crepe. I've been looking at their crepe for four years. No. Crepe. So off to the city. Last time I was in the city was??? No idea. It was strange. Went to Lincraft - they had the crepe but not the colour. Went to Clegs - they had the colour but not the quantity. Clearly it was time for a cup of tea - when my day really got strange. I was accosted by a fashion designer (just back from his show in Paris!) He wanted to take my photo. All fine. Well, more than fine! How flattering! Then he joined my table and two hours later, and some rather interesting discussions about the fashion industry, I got away. I don't really talk to strangers. I'm not sure if I'll do it again. Anyway. Fabric got bought. Went to L'Uccello and got some super glam metallic thread for the embroidery. Though it turns out this is a lot finer than I imagined. Which means a lot more work. Think the project just got a bit smaller! Then I had to go back to work, which is why I'm doing laundry at 8.45pm... - Toodle Pip!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Baby hats

Finished these a while ago but only just wrapped and packaged them. There was one other lovely blue, red and white number but I did it during my craft club and during the talking I must have added a few stitches... I sat on it for a while and decided it wasn't good enough for a gift so that one's off to the Salvos. This morning it was raining - perfect crochet weather - so I whipped up the third one. Very satisfying. Miss having something to do. Still haven't started the WAD as I've been sick. Only one month to go! Eeeek! - Toodle Pip!