So… ages ago I believe I posted that I’d bought and received an Xmas decoration kit, I finally got around to getting at least one of the 3 decorations done last weekend. (I made a start on the 2nd.. but it’s taking much longer than I anticipated so I guess I’ll have all 3 by next year.)
I decided to go for Mr Polar Bear first as he seemed the simplest.
I think he’s looking a bit confused here!
The finished bear!
This took me a quite a few hours, and I will confess that there was a point where I thought I’d finished, I popped him on the tree and then the next day I was like ‘hang on where is his scarf! he will get cold without it! oh noes!’ and thus down he had to come till I’d done his scarf.
I need to get on with writing my NaNoWriMo as I haven’t done very much on it at all today. I spent lunch time going to buy myself a brand spanking new coat. I’ve never actually bought anything that expensive (or at least expensive for me) but it is really nice. 🙂 (Though I’m taking the belt it comes with as I feel like it makes the coat looks like a bathrobe.)
Anyway I came home to find that this had arrived in the post:
I bought it from Posie Gets Cozy, I’ve been reading her blog for a while and every now and then when she releases a new sewing pattern she will do kits with them. This one is very xmas decorations and a) I just fell in love with that red coat and b) I though it would be a great opportunity to have some sewing practice.
I wonder if I’ll be able to get started this month. Ooh exciting! 😀
Ok so for the last few months I’ve been having some wardrobe issues, a lot of my clothes are simply too big. At some point I realyl need to sit down and alter the waist lines on many of my skirts. (Thats going to be an awkward/big task..) Anyway, while I was at the shops today, trying to find something to wear to a friends wedding, I have yet to find anything good, I saw THE perfectest perfect suit! I am currently debating with myself as to whether I should spalsh out and get it. I don’t really have a suit at the moment, as my current one.. well I’m pretty sure I just look like I’m drowning in it!! Anyway this prompted me to actually try on said suit clothes at home, and indeed most of them are too big, but I also found this hidden in my wardrobe:
Its something that has been sitting in my wardrobe for a looooong time (serveral years? from before I went to uni I’m sure!!) and I don’t think I have ever worn it. Not once. Ever.
So I looked at it, I tried it on, and yes it does fit, but… it’s boring! Oh so boring.
So I need to find a way to revamp this dress, a way to add colour to make it more interesting so that I actually wear the thing!! Cause it does fit and has a decent shape. My dilemma is what? What can I add/do to it? I’m not really a seamstress. Hmmm… this one might take some thought?
Maybe I could knit some kind of lacy skirt thing and sew it on to the waist? Maybe? but if so what colour?! Gah. Will come up with something one day.