Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Teeange whims

My darling almost 18 year old daughter has her school ball coming up. She asked me to make her a dress for it and I (foolishly?) said yes. She told me the ball was in June, lots of time I thought to myself so I had been collecting patterns off Trade Me and got some lovely midnight blue crepe back satin, good quality so it has a lovely drape. I was feeling very pleased with myself now I had everything I needed so I could get going. 

That's when she dropped the bombshell, the ball is on the 9th of May, less than 2 weeks away!! She also decided that she didn't want the pattern I had chosen so off we popped to the local store to get a new one, paid for by her as I had paid for everything else. She chose one and I have to say it's beautiful but about twice as much work as the 'easy' pattern I had chosen. Oh well... So anyway yesterday I set to work and cut out the pattern, it took a lifetime as the dog decided to help. Tonight I am going to cut the fabric and then the next day construct it. I hope I have enough evenings to get it all done, aaargh!! I'll let you know how I get on and if I have to make a last minute dash to the mall to actually buy a dress.

So off with any thoughts I had of making any more beads or buttons so here are the last few I made, it could be a while until the next lot!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Been a while

Wow, can't believe it's been so long since I posted. 

We have just finished school holidays here in NZ and the kids are back to school today. We had a really lazy couple of weeks, chilling out with friends, playing at the park and the beach and a few days at a friends cabin on the Coromandel. It was a lot of fun (apart from the rain) and good just to be away from home.

I have just taken part in another bead challenge with our swap group Beadhive Divas, the rainbow cuff above is my entry. We had to send our bead buddy 21 beads, three of each colour of the rainbow and 20cm of chain. For a change we could also add anything we wanted so I made a rainbow skinner blend and then created a cuff with it. It's a little different to my usual stuff but I quite like it.

I am also currently working on something for the Big Button Challenge set by Lisa Clarke of Polka Dot Cottage. I'll let you know as soon as I am done and you can view all the entries on Lisa's site too.