This must have been my first sewing project in almost years…shame full I know, but due to lack of energy and what not, I just have not been up to much! But me and my mum were in C&H fabrics a few weeks ago when we found sewing patterns were at half price (OMG I know!!! *AMAZING*) and that’s when we found this gem of a pattern! Ive been wanting to make a cute little collar for a while now, and this was a really good pattern to try and ease me back into sewing as I have never been really very good at it. this project was just perfect to build a little confidence 🙂
So much so, I am attempting my next, in a very very slow manner. I find I am the slowest at sewing, mainly due to the fact i have M.E and have to rest after short amounts of sewing, and then there is the setbacks…oh crumbs I have had so many of these in this current project. If it was not for my amazingly talented mum I would not have got this far! It will be a miracle if I it get completed. However I am determined!!! I have the completed item in my imagination, and that makes me very happy, so I just have to keep that in mind every time i make a silly mistake! It is a real test of patience, not something I’m used to!
So here is a sneak peek! Any guesses as to what it is?!
Please excuse the poor quality of this photo, this is the first post I have made using my smart phone, but as you can see the camera is shoddy! But ah well, I hope to do more picture posts whilst on the move in the future. Although I certainly think you can’t beat a proper camera and a good sit down at the computer! This print cheered me up today, I found it in Dorothy Perkins on the sale rail, whilst desperately looking for some jeans. As I am sure you know looking for jeans can be tiring and not always fruitful, so to find this joyful little ditty print made me smile, and took my denim blues away!
I just completely and utterly adore this, the concept and design are absolute perfection! I am so overly jealous of who gets paid to do this work…dream job! 😀
This weeks Wednesday is wish is a weird one. I’ve literally only just stumbled across this jewellery designer, as I was researching various materials to make some jewellery with . I’ve been feeling really fidgety recently, and a little lost on the creative front, so I am just pondering on the world of jewellery making (any help and suggestions would be lovely!). And voila, this lady’s work caught my eye.
It’s the imagination of it that I really admire, I think you either love this work or hate it. It’s slightly creepy, but at the same time playful which is the main appeal for me! The workman ship is very clearly high on these pieces too, altogether I think they are fascinating and wonderful!
All pictures are from margauxlange on etsy!
Her website is also worth a peep at http://www.margauxlange.com/
Todays Wednesday Wishes are from http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop. They have some amazing vintage goodies online at the moment so it is certainly worth a little peep!
Currently they have a great selection of original 1980’s knitware and leatherware by the london designer Beth Brett. Here are my favourites!