Yes I am being brave and showing you my good self in a snap taken by my daughter. I was quite proud of this pinny type dress as I had drafted it from an old dress that had seen better days. I quite liked that dress so I took it apart and used it as a pattern to make another.
The fabric is a Denyse Schmidt feedsack type. Unfortunately it has not photographed well in the bright winter sun. I kid you not we do get bright winter sun at times. I also dont think it the most flattering on me as I do actually have a shape! These floaty dresses do well when you have thin arms and legs....but I love it because behind a desk in my office its damn compfy....yes compfy!...i just made that word up and I like it.
Hahhahaha this is me trying to look serious model like...and that is not my hair but a concrete lion framed just behind my head...sigh you just cannot get good paparazzi these days.
So I called a stop to all this madness and stomped off.... to complain to my agent....
These were some recent purchases from a market called "Finders Keepers" that my daughter persuaded me to accompany her to. Luck we got there early, it was way more crowded that a regular craft show, full of hipsters and fashionable young folk, and I must say I was impressed by some of the stalls there. Needless to say I gravitated to the vintage stalls and these precious pieces just had to come home. My daughter was a little surprised that I paid over the odds for them. But sometimes you know you will be hard pushed to source these things yourself so you pay premium to someone who works hard to pick these things out.
And some more little op shop treasures just to show you I too can source little imexpensive vintage too.
This is my latest tiny crochet that I am working on, following on from the previous scarf I had just finished.
It uses DMC 8 perle cotton and a ripple stitch pattern.
I am loving how this is turning out.
1.5 mm hook
This monster project is one I have set my daughter to continue. She was always
nagging coaxing me to make her a granny square blanket, and well my concentration waxes and wanes a lot so I wasnt going to get it done anytime soon. So I saw and purchased this kit from Better Homes and Gardens, its acrylic yarn, inexpensive and might colourful. I sat down one evening and taught her the basics and AWAY SHE WENT!!!!!!
I am finishing this, just appliqueing on the last hexagons. Its from Rosalie Quinlan and her book "A stitch in Time"
Made this up from a kit from the latest Mollie Makes...wearing it now..love it.
Got heaps more to tell you but I will stop it there so you can go make a cuppa tea and have a rest. And I can go and join the family to watch Australia trounce New Zealand in the Netball final at the Commonwealth Games....because New Zealand always beat us in the rugby.
Talk soon dear blog friends