Showing posts from February, 2013

February Blues Finished or Alabama me - part 3

With February just about over, it is appropriate that I have finally (finally!) finished my February Blues project. And it has been a long time coming.

I'll cut to the chase. Here it is, an Alabama Chanin inspired skirt.

This is a self drafted 4 panel A-line boot length skirt made in French Terry for winter warmth. The surface design was stencilled onto the same fabric, cut out, arranged and painstakingly hand stitched in place. And that's where all the wintery days of the past month have gone. The hem is finished with dyed-to-match cotton lace - that I did not crochet myself.
This work is very different for me. Not only is it far more labour intensive that most of my projects, it is also by far the most decorative work I have ever done. I don't usually even wear patterns, but the idea for this outfit popped into my head pretty much fully formed. So what could I do but make it? I had to get it out of my head somehow.
I am pleased with the finished skirt, which looks much b…

Where Have I Been?

Well, that's a darn good question. The answer is nowhere (more's the pity), but that doesn't really explain the 3+ weeks since my last post does it?
I've got lots of excuses, such as being busy with the needs of family and friends, wintery weather and school stuff. And all of these things are true. But what it really comes down to 3 things:
The fact that I am very poor at compartmentalizingThe re-realization that I really am a bit of an instant gratification kind of girl when it comes to making thingsThe February Blahs Let me start by talking about the compartmentalization issue. I wish, oh how I wish, that I was one of those people who when faced with a problem or difficult situation can deal with it to the extent possible at the time, and then firmly put it out of their minds and get on with other things until it is time to deal with it again. This is something I have never been very good at. Instead life, and especially work stuff hangs around in my head for way too…