Friday, November 11, 2011

A New Swap!!

Well here is a new swap

Swap Badge

...a "Secret Santa Swap" that I've signed up for....and one of the rules is that you need to answer these questions:  so here we go!!

  1. What are your hobbies?   I like sewing, painting, making "stuff", playing tennis, ice skating, travelling...
  2. What are your favorite colors? pink!!!  lime green, turquoise, chocolate brown
  3. Do you collect anything? "Hello Kitty" stuff, "Madeline" doll things, sparkly jewellry
  4. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
  5. Do you have any pets? 2 cats!  One siamese, one tabby
  6. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? All three!!
  7. What do you like to read? craft magazines, fashion magazines, "home" magazines, Canadian fiction.
  8. Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? probably cookies
  9. What is your favorite holiday treat? shortbread
  10. Describe your favorite holiday tradition.  putting up the tree....driving around to look at the lights,
  11. Did you believe in Santa as a child?  Of course!! And I STILL DO!!
  12. When do you open presents?  Christmas morning, after breakfast...
  13. Do you put up a tree and when?  If not, how do you celebrate? Thanksgiving
  14. Does your tree have a theme? It's sort of "retro"...I have lots of "hallmark" ornaments..tiny teddy bear ornaments,
  15. What has been your favorite gift to give?  to receive?  I like to make things... hats!!...sometimes aprons (of course) sometimes paintings, sometimes stuffed toys,  knitted things...scarves and mittens....  I love getting handmade daughter over the years have made me all sorts of things I daughter cross-stiched ornaments one daughter made blankets one mum used to make me clothes...which I LOVED getting... a friend made me a gorgeous bracelet just a while ago...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2 months later...

So I've been absent from blog-land for a couple of excuses:
                                       #1.  High School Tennis Season (meaning many trips across the state on the big
                                              yellow bus)
                                      #2.  Too much catching up @ school...due to being away for....yup...High School
However...all that is behind me now...and I have until Spring Tennis Season to make stuff...and blog!!

So...I've whipped up (literally) a couple of new school-skirts.  Both made of old sweaters....the bottom ribbing becomes the waist-band.  Skirt #1 I hemmed and embelished with some ribbing rosettes, and a couple of leaves cut from some other old wool garment...and a few french knots.  Skirt #2 was really a 1 minute effort!  I didn't bother to hem the bottom, cause it's wool, it won't do anything except stretch.  And I liked the wibbly-wobbly look.  I cut vertical slits to put a ribbon-belt through the waist band...that took an additional 30 seconds!  (Must be the camera angle that makes me look short and gnomish(large-headed) in these photos!)

Sweater Skirt #1

Detail of Rosettes on skirt

Sweater Skirt #2

1 Minute Skirt!