I've been a busy little bee! Sadly most of my spare time these days is not spent crafting so much as slowly and deliberately destroying all my fine motor skills and digits while working on renovating my newly purchased home. It will look fabulous when it's done, but at the moment I'm just spending a lot of time questioning the previous owners' thought processes (what kind of monster uses a 4" nail in a door hinge?). Naturally, the room that is subject to the most scrutiny and backbreaking work right now is my future sewing studio, which used to be an attic. I have big plans, including a custom hideaway drafting table that folds out over the stairwell banister and can be folded and hooked out of the way against the wall (gotta love having a family of carpenters). I'll be posting all these projects when they're finished, but in the meantime, here's an update of all the unfinished work that haunts my nightmares!
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I've started work on another Rooibos
dress, using another stash of Kokka Japanese linen that I've been sitting on for a good 2-3 years. It's an all-over, cross-grain printed linen that goes from green leaves to bluebirds sitting on a rosey vine to birds taking flight in tones of turquoise and lime green. Accented all over with a pop of fuchsia linen! More pics when I finally sew the zipper in and can thusly model it for photos!
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Hounds of Hell
My decidedly badass dogs needed decidedly badass outfits. I collaborated with my ex on a denim metalhead vest for Molly, and am searching for the perfect Union Jack to use as a yoke in Pepper's Iron Maiden "Killers" smock. Hails!
Been droppin' that booty all the way to the floor... then ripping up some carpet and staples while it's down there.
I was researching DIY floor painting and found these great stripe designs below. Look for my own contribution to this genre in a few weeks!
Future sewing studio!