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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Things you should never post on the internet


Well, thankfully covered boobies.

And that was really the point of this 'refashion'
I got a $5 top at Joe's last summer


 a pregnant summer if you know what I mean

Well this year it needed some help to
downgrade the situation

Ruffles to the rescue!!

Not entirely modest
But WAY less XXX
and still $5!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fast and Fugly

Today was a day.
The kind of day
 where a little creating
No matter how useless
Or fugly
Still helps

So a wee, mostly fugly crinkle toy


A little grab, squeak, ring toy for a nice baby I know.

I put her name on it but did it so fast
It looks like a serial killer made it.

I really ought to take a course in free motion quilting.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Itty Bitty Top x 2 and Shorts

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Orange you glad I didn't say Apple?

That's a killer over here in these 3 year old parts.
It may have influenced my fabric choices
I'm very suggestible.

Here's another itty bitty tank with that awesome material

I made one million mistakes on this and the next top because I didn't want the shirring
to get in the way of the beautiful fabric design

The sewing play by play would make you hang your head in despair

If you cared about this sort of minutia

 This top was my Nemesis

I think Pu felt the same way because I could only get one snap
In the bathroom
On the toilet

Then I made some itty bitty shorts for those fat baby thighs

Next round will be shorter for this frickin' heat.

Pu has announced a pox on dresses because they cramp her
bike riding
So shirts and shorts it is!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

We're Back & At it Top

While I was away on my fair journey
I went to my first Quilt Show.
There were quilts, lots of them.
 then there was

Etsuko Furuya fabric

I have a HUGE crush

This is the front of a new Nu top
complete with wrinkles

And this is the back

Isn't this material most excellent?
Stay tuned for more of these tops
I just need to get out of the way of the fabric
And let it rock and roll.

Live action shot to follow.


So fun,
that I had to make another

Only the model was too busy to pose

Pretty sure I'd get kicked out of feminist boot camp if I said
Put down that book and smile pretty

I'm staying in feminist boot camp

they have good boots.

I can't decide which is the front

Or which is the back

I love that I don't have to decide.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


This blog has been a little quiet lately.
We've been on the road
travelling with the posse and visiting the peeps.
I'll be back by the end of the month
until then...

This is a photo of some of the handmade things that came on our trip

The crazy thing is,
it's only about half.

Yeah for handmade goodness!

And this...

Is the next project!
I tried to pull it off while visiting
but all the humans got in the way of me counting stitches
I had to put it away before my cousin disemboweled me with a crochet needle

I can't believe how beautiful the wild flowers are here

This Queen Anne's Lace kills me.

We also rode these guys

5 cents a ride

over and over and...
so many other excellent things
with excellent folk.

Back soon.

Hope you too are having an excellent time
wherever and whatever you're up to.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Naughty & Nice

I like to break the law.

Not a lot mind you.

All things in moderation I say.

Not in a

cheat on your taxes,

hijack a Monet

or bludgeon your neighbour

sort of way.

More of an ...

illegal u-turn, j walking 

sort of thing.

It titillates me

It makes me grin

It makes me feel bad, in just the right measure.


It’s only a matter of time before they come for me

I like to be prepared
so I made this.

I feel like Elizabeth Taylor or someone of that ilk would agree
It's good to have the right outfit for the right affair.
And just because a field of wildflowers
should always be noted

Once I notice a field of wildflowers
I'm tempted to notice it again
and again

Look at all the blooms about to pop
Nice work nature!

(p.s.) thanks for the alterations on the sly Connie!