Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Unicorn Hair

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Prisoner

Did you guess where I went? The photos in the last post were taken in Portmeirion, the setting for that amazing 1960s series, The Prisoner. Unlike poor Number Six, who was held there against his will, the Manbeast and I were there as very enthusiastic visitors.

We had to get five trains - including a cute little steam train - in order to get to Portmeirion and to our castle
And now, more pictures...

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Village

Can anyone guess where I went two weeks ago?

Perhaps this next two photos will help?

All will be revealed soon...

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Shiny Secretary

A reiteration of my 'Secretary' pencil skirt, this time made from a set of shiny old curtains. The back of the curtains are bonded to a peculiar white, slightly sticky material which made sewing a nightmare. The rubbery material insisted on sticking to both the feeddogs and presser foot, which made my fabric all crinkly. To get around this problem, I underlined the shell with a lavender-blue lining fabric, which made the sewing process so much easier!

Underlining the skirt meant that I was left with exposed seams, which I'm not a fan of. The lining fabric also ravels as soon as you even peep at it, so finish it off with a simple zigzag edge wasn't a great idea. I fixed this by making some bias tape from the remnants of my lining fabric, and finished the skirt with my first attempt at Hong Kong seams - you can see them in the photo below!
I've got a whole other curtain's worth of this strange, but lovely, fabric left, so son't be surprised when you see it popping up in other projects in future!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Etsy Shop Sale

I'm giving you guys a treat in the Etsy shop this week! From now until May 7th, just enter 'THEVILLAGE' at checkout to receive 20% off all your purchases, including photographic prints such as my 'Constellations' print shown above.

*The discount coupon only applies to items in the shop, and can only be used at the time of purchase.