Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Busy times!

Having decided to paint a butterfly a day in January life appears to have got in the way so instead of 21 butterflies I currently have 14! Never mind, I'm enjoying the process even if I'm not being as productive as I'd hoped.

I've finished the crocheted top but have yet to choose a button for it. I'm undecided about its wearability - it seems ok over a crisp white shirt and I've worn it open and loose over a black tunic dress but I am concerned that it's pushing me over into mad crocheted lady territory! Must remember not to wear it with the crocheted skirt I've started! (Incidentally, friends at work have looked at the skirt pattern and stifled laughter has been the overwhelming response - well, I do like a challenge and am determined to make it and wear it with pride!!)

My dress form has a new black body - I made it out of a fabric called "scuba"! This was a necessary step to keep in all the padding I had to add to make the form the same shape as me! A rather depressing piece of sewing but when making your own clothes there's no hiding from your vital statistics!
I've made progress with the pink scarf - I've finished the first half and started the second. I have learnt one important thing from this project - I absolutely hate knitting nupps and will avoid a project in the future if they have them! Luckily I've now completed all the nupps on this piece, but I've had to put it to one side to concentrate on making flowers (for corsages and hair clips) and hearts (for bunting) for the pop up shop in February. 

The red hearts will be making an appearance in Marmalade Yarns soon - a clue as to what Maxine is planning for the next window display!
So, whilst I haven't quite done as much as I'd hoped to by this stage in January, I shall continue to try and do something creative every day and enjoy the moment!

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