Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmassy stuff and Sewing Flunk.

Ok So yesterday I had a lovely time crafting with some of my friend at their flat. I got on with my Christmas pressies and grabbed a fab purple cotton and some gold fabric paint. For an undisclosed Christmas present.

Using a cake stencil ( It made sense I knock stencil's all over the place!) I dabbed on gold paint and continued until I had a snowflake pattern.

Voila! I'm quite pleased with it. It reminds me of a very expensive Jaeger fabric I bought back in college. I still have a meter left but I dont dare waste it!
I also went back to a nostalgic craft for me and cross stitched a Merry Christmas tag that can go into the bag. I wanted it to look kind of shabby chic scandinavian style and It took forever but I'm pleased with how it turned out!

I have enough of the purple fabric left to make a skirt and thats what I intended to do today. However I cut out the skirt pattern, laid out all the fabric had to position and fiddle to fit on the fabric. All of a sudden I decided against it like a timid little mouse scampering away in fright.
This keeps happening when I start a project and im not entirely sure why! This isn't expensive fabric, 1.99 per meter I just panic and put it away... Weird
So alas it was abandoned and I got out the knitting I have been avoiding since June. I've never been good at knitting i'm too impatient but i've been at it pretty much all day and its practically doubled in size! I would love to properly learn how to knit jumpers etc but again "The Fear" defeats me.


  1. I'm the opposite, I usually jump headlong into six projects at once and stuff up at least one through lack of patience!

  2. Ohh I love Christmas ! Really like your blog and what you are doing:)

  3. Lol, i'm good at avoiding knitting too! I have a hat that has been waiting since August to be finished!

    I found your blog on vavoom's link up, i'm your newest follower!


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