Friday, 15 May 2009

My NEW Fabric's!

Hey and Hi!
I'm so excited today...why....because the fabric I ordered back in February has arrived!! Yeah!!!
And I have been creating some more fabric myself!!
And I successfully sewn buttonholes onto my work blouse!!

The Japanese Designer fabric's I had ordered are as lovely as I'd remembered! You know what I mean you build it up in your mind then when it happens it's never as good. Well this time it's better!!

This first one is called echino by etsuko furuya

This fabric is beautiful!
What a wonderful print of zebras, fawns and trees! So distinctive!
It's look favours the Linen side, so you are getting the crisp summery appearance.
However, you get the soft feel to the skin and the easy iron qualities of the cotton content!

I've got a Shift dress in mind for summer for myself!!! And I think longer length skirts, casual summer trousers and bags will look perfect in this gorgeous fabric!

And this fabric is beautiful too!
This one is by KOKKA and is called Trefle.
What a fabulous print of trees and flowers on a purple stripe background! Really unique!
This striking fabric has a soft feel to the skin and the easy iron qualities of the cotton content!
Suggested projects by Darling Daughter: Shift dresses, blouses, tops.

I have been hard at work too, well at least on the latest batch of textile art fabric (now that's got to be a good marketing buz word!!).

I call it The Croation Sea!
It has organza, blue furnishing fabric, blue metalic mesh with gold patterns, black withblue wool suitingand blue/green lining stripes.
Here's a close up of part of the fabric. You can just see the mesh and the free hand embroidery in metalic blue/green.

I'm thinking of making a Clutch bag with a small coin purse....then a friend called Nina suggested I make a picture with some of know I might!!

And finally my Work blouse...well I have finished it...nearly! I wore it for work and in practice I think it needs another button further up from the last one at the boobs! Everytime I bent over I felt as if people were looking down!! I know funny, but thankfully for me and et al, I wear a vest!
So why arn't there any photo's well that's because it had an arguement with a tomatoe!!
I have a long drive to and from work at the moment, at least half an hour to three quarters....rush hour...pooh!
So I get board....and thirsty...and I remember the un-eaten tomtatoe I had brought to eat at lunch and did'nt get a chance...
I bit into it without thinking of the burst effect!
I thought I'd gotten away with it...NOOO...tomatoe seeds splattered down the front of the blouse!!
In to soak with it and a wash...I'll post photo's when it's dry and buttonholed complete!
And that is all for now except to say if you like the Japanese fabrics go to my online shop and you can buy some. Fibre Dreams.
See you all soon and I know you will learn from my mistakes....tomatoes and thirst in a car do not mix!!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Hi!! I'm back!

Well howdy there people!!

That was a very long time away....and why because a well known electronics company have no idea what customer service is all about.
Anyways lets not harp on!!!

Do you like my new Aviator? Specially design for me taken from my online shop background and colours!! I like's probably what I would do if I was asked!!! But I'm not that computer literate....

So what have I been doing besides ringing up un-mentionable electronics company!!!

Weeellll......I designed this Love Heart for Valentines Day and I put it up for sale in Folksy, Etsy and my own Fibre Dreams shop....

I thought right after Valentines I will make them in various colourways thinking they can be used to celebrate all kinds of Love.....

But and a-haaa....A nice girly commissioned me to make this one for her parents Golden Wedding Anniversary.....50 years married...can you believe it....

I think it turned out well.....I sent it Friday just gone so I'm waiting all anticipating nervously like for her feedback!!!!!

Errmm...!!Oh and this brooch came from......

This bag for my lovely sister, called the Boho Bag!!! It's made from an old suede jacket of mine cos I couldn't find any soft leather I could afford...I think she's pleased

And this is what I'm doing now a double collar work blouse....I'm pretty pleased with so far...

Then I was watching an old movie on TV about three girls looking for to marry millionaires (they end up marrying for love aaaarrrhhh) with Marlyn Munroe and two other beauties.....
Anyways... (!) their clothes were beautiful too....Among the outfits, a blouse that had huge puff I want to finish this quick, like(!??),... to make a blouse with huge puff sleeves....I wish I'd recorded it so I could re-drool over the costumes they wore.....
Right onwards and upwards, a list of things I want to make is needed now I'm back in outside world working(!?)
1.finish that blouse
2.and finish the border around my shawl I've designed and knitted
3.then onto the bloke at home xmas jumper (I still maintain there's a mistake in the pattern!!)
4.while I'm doing that get my odd balls of yarn together to use with my extreme tunisian crochet hook I bought at Aintree last week!!!!!
5.join in the KAL at Lion Brand
then....then...invent more hours in the non-working day.....
As always.....