Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Craft? win some you lose some

The kids are back at school, which means I have a little more time on my hands, which can also mean my  deluded/dangerous approach to craft type things has room to fester.
  In an old house I lived in I thought yellow would be a lovely colour for the living room walls, the yellow I picked was neon and caused an un-natural nuclear glow through the net curtains, the wooden fireplace I spray-painted something that spewed the equivalent of 100's and 1000's all over, it was un-equal, un-even and then  I painted it blue.  I thought it was delightful.

yesterday, I attacked this dress
It didn't fit quite right 
so, despite my lack of knowledge of altering a dress


I did this to it
I kept hoping inspiration would appear
it didn't
it's buggered
my only solution is to buy fabric as near to it as possible
undo it all 
and add extra panels
feck

it didn't deter me
so I hacked an old cardigan
looks fine here
because of my significant rack it rolls up either side of 'the girls'
but I think it will still work with my sleeveless dresses

today, I am doing no craft work



 I did my hair instead
This dress also doesn't quite fit properly
so I threw an old tank top on it
no more destruction!

I sashayed to the sound of hail stones
with my Cookie, in her favourite chair

It's not all bad
here's a turban I knitted
I was going to make a leopard print one ages ago
but there wasn't enough fabric for my colossal head


I hope everyone is well
the storm whispered past us
but I know it has been frightful for others
anyone affected is in my thoughts

see you all soon
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22 comments:

  1. Glad that horrible storm missed you... I was wondering when I read about the storm...

    Love your hair in those photos... And you have the most perfect complexion... Beautiful!!!!

    Never would have thought of putting a tanktop over a dress --but it worked nicely for you.

    Beautiful turban... Love the colors.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy!, you say the nicest things x x

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  2. That turban is gorgeous, you should knock up a basket full of them and flog them at a craft fair. I was only moaning to a friend earlier about the lack of cool knitted stuff available locally!
    That's why I love waistcoats, perfect for hiding a badly fitting dress or a knackered zip. The tank top shows off your girls a treat and your hair and you are stunning! x

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    1. Thanks Vix, I think my knitting speed may hold me back! x x

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  3. Crafting is often dangerous, desperate work. The pile of stuff I have tried to "tweak" and just basically ballsed up is HUGE! In my head it is always a brilliant idea but my fingers and reality often won't come to the party. Oh well, love your turban and your vest over dress is a great way to still wear that pretty dress. XXX

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    1. Thanks Brooke!, I'm glad it's not just me!, I am dreadful at not thinking things through! x x

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  4. Well I say "Good on you for giving it a go" ... though to be totally 100% honest ... I can't quite figure out what you did or how you did it. Maybe I need a full length shot?? Never mind ... seeing one thing in my mind ... and ending up with a totally different reality happens to me ALL the time.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Jo! I cut the top off, dismembered the bow and ripped the zip out, why???!! I am deluded!! x x

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  5. Colossal head? Join the club. It must be our enormous intellects, I reckon.
    Oh dear. Crafting/dress-unmaking/alteration disaster. Feck indeed! I've got a beautiful dress which needs taking in and I am terrified to even attempt it for fear of ruining it forever. Oh well, the dress you're wearing is lovely, and you'd never know it's not a perfect fit with the tank on top. Ooh boobage - spectacular! And your hair looks divine. (I just mistyped "diving" - I was tempted to leave it! Diving hair, darling! xxxxx.

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    1. haha! thanks Curtise! I like 'enormous intellect' and 'diving hair' a lot!!

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  6. But at least you tried! I'm useless when it comes to altering and customizing clothes. I can only just about sew on a button, so any other alterations get taken to my Mum. (She hates me for it. Haha!) The head band / turban looks amazing, though, and I bet you could make a small fortune selling them on Etsy or something. You also look lovely in that beautiful dress :) xx

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    1. Thanks Louise!, my Mum gave me her sewing machine (which I broke! gah!) it's great to have Mum professionals to help! x x

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  7. I have an enormous pile of craft failures. It just keeps growing. Your hair looks gorgeous. Super gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Connie! my hair says thank you too!!! x x

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  8. I think we all have crafting mishaps, but don't give up on it, perhaps you'll come back to it some time with a fresh new idea.

    You look gorgeous, as always. Polka dots and tank tops become you my dear :) xx

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! I may have bonded with my tank top! and I will try and sort the dress/mess out x x

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  9. The dress fits you perfectly in my opinion :) And your hair looks great too!

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    1. Thank you!, you are too kind :) x x

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  10. I think the dress looks perfect, but the layering with the tank top and your beautiful face is even better
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    1. you always say the sweetest things, thank you so much Sacramento x x

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  11. I have a room full of craftiness and unpicked things, I close the door!! I hear you sister on the "girls", I find alot of clothes have not even considered that we may not all be an A Cup! Layering is the best way to wear clothes, I love layering and consider myself pretty dam good at it. You look fabulous as always, you do have the most beautiful skin you lucky girl you.

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    1. Thanks Sue! my skin is courtesy of my Mama and Nana! my Mum is flawless and an ardent sun worshipper! you layer like a legend and always look amazing! x x

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