Thursday, July 19, 2012
hits and misses
I thought I would show you some little projects that I've been working on in the past month. Various bits and pieces. Some successful and others not quite so much.
A wool skirt for Julia. Basically a long rectangle of op shopped wool joined together, hemmed, with an elasticized waist and some large pockets made from Anna Maria Horner cotton. I once said I'd never do the matchy matchy thing, but take a look here. Yes, I am guilty. But I have to admit that it not only makes me feel quite frugal, but I actually quite like it. Perhaps because I never had a sister of my own to match.
You might remember my chair project. Well, it seems one of the kids quite enjoyed peeling back a few loose bits on the back of this chair. It started to look rather shabby and not in a good way. Something really had to be done.
I took a vintage sheet, traced a very rough pattern and voila! Ten minutes later a simple chair cover. It will be easy to slip off and wash and brings our chair back some of it's (humble) former glory.
And now for the miss. Yes, it all looks pretty fine and dandy in our picture. A hat that was intended for Violet, but was so huge it actually fit Julia. Obviously my gauge was way out. Something I neglected to test out before diving in and starting it on this weekend. Probably best for me not to start projects when I'm on holiday, as every time I do it tends to not work out. I even tried shrinking it but it stubbornly refused to do so, despite the hottest of temperatures. Lets hope for better luck next time, as otherwise I quite liked this little pattern. Meanwhile I may be able to persuade Julia to wear it with the button undone.
Nevertheless, it is raveled here.
Have you had any hits or misses lately?