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Monday, 26 September 2011

Tie diddly I Dye, Di Di!

As they say on a well known UK television programme, this is one I prepared earlier!  I am still finding spots of dye in the kitchen and even had to sand down the surface of my cutting board which didn't escape a blob of blue.  I made this from a tie dye kit and managed to get three more T shirts out of it as well.  It is a fun process to do and I'd love to do more experiments with dye in future. 


I added a sequin motif on the front, which does happen to tone in quite well.  There's a small hole underneath!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Saved by the Charity Shop ...

This was my offering for 'Plaid Week' at Sew Weekly, which can't have been that bad because it's appearing on the front page!  It's a 100% pure wool Pringle skirt, new, which I've altered to fit by taking out the zip, letting it out and re-sewing the zip in, along with a hook and eye.  I only paid £5 for it, yet I've since seen on the Pringle website that they can sell for a lot more.  Conscience is wondering what I should do ... though I have had to alter it and it could have hung there forever unloved and unused, plus I do contribute on a regular basis to that particular charity, so maybe if I wear it a lot and tell all those who compliment me that I got it from the Cancer Research shop, then I can encourage others to shop there and contribute.  Never underestimate the humble charity shop for beautiful clothes ....


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tartan Disaster

I had high hopes for 'Plaid Week', with some beautiful cloth (found at an RSPCA shop of all places), named Hunter Thomson.  I hopefully cut out an, 'easy one piece skirt' thinking, hey, only one seam to match up!  There was even an illustration of a plaid skirt on the cover ... how wrong could I be!  The tartan met at strange angles round the back and there was no hope of saving it at all ... I even cut it into two to try and make a front and a back but it was ruined ... THOUGH, it is now in the process of being turned into a plaid tote for me for autumn, and it's looking good, even though I do say so myself!  Image to follow soon ...

Saturday, 3 September 2011

More Scarecrows ...

Just a few of the best ones from the day ...
Bill and Ben?...or is one of them meant to be a lady?

Me, Dolly and Ozzy

The Scarecrow Olympics