Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Barcelona Skirt is finished - at last...

At last - a finished item! My Barcelona Skirt was in danger of taking root in the project basket until Freerangenan threw me a helpline and took her favourite grandchildren to a magic show this afternoon. This left me free to ignore the ironing and get sewing! I'm so proud (or should that be sew proud!) of the completed item - not least because I've never read a pattern before making this - or put in a zip! I doubt I'll be offering the zip up for close scrutiny but it works, and that will do just fine...

Part of the reason I hadn't got any further with this until today is due to the upcoming craft fair in our village. I was asked to contribute something and had nervously offered up my own handmade decorations...


...expecting to be turned down or at best be asked for half a dozen, instead Ive had preorders for twenty six and then Ive got to create enough for the stall - yikes!!! It looks like Christmas has come very early in the freerangehouse - The living room has started to look like Santa's workshop with felt cutouts resting on every surface and I'm virtually stitching in my sleep...I'm sure I am completely confusing the kids sense of the seasons, they're wondering when the tree is going up...

So if your in the Rudston area on the 20th of November come and see if they did get made - or if I've thrown in the towel and moved onto the mulled wine...I'll keep you updated!

10 comments:

  1. What an achievement - I'm in awe!
    Your decorations look brilliant too. I would quite like to try my hand at some sewing and crafty stuff. Only problem is, I have no time at all so I would have to sacrifice some cooking/baking time to do it and my stomach usually calls the shots. I am inspired by your beautiful skirt, though.

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  2. Thank you so much - you're right though, there are only so many hours in the day, I've had to slow down on the baking a bit but mostly to make sure that I could fit into the skirt!

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  3. Ha ha ha - yes there are advantages to slowing down on the baking! :-D
    I'm just planning to ask for some bigger skirts and trousers for Christmas. Easier for me. ;-)

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  4. I'll be putting my order in too dude, these are amaze-balls! Love muchly. x

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  5. Thanks Magoo x get your order in quick whilst I've still got fingertips left! I hear you're baking up a storm for the big day - looking forward to it big style x

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  6. I can't believe it! I am in Bradford at the Yorkshire Pork Pie Competition!!!!!!! I WOULD have DEFINITELY come!GUTTED!!!!

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  7. Oh no Mrs N!!! I'm quite envious at the idea of all those pork pies though! What a great outing!

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  8. Thanks Mel - i still can't believe I made something that could actually be worn in public!

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  9. E. that skirt looks terrific and those decorations are just WOW! They'd pay a fortune for those in the windy city.x

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