Friday, June 15, 2007

back on the craft train

i made this shirt and one other, slightly different (more maternity looking), from an old dress of my mothers. i woke up the other morning feeling hot, sticky and lamenting my lack of non-clothes. non-clothes (n.) harmonism. cloth sewn in such a way that it covers the body while allowing plenty of air flow. so i went into my basement and dug up some old clothes to modify.
i had two old worn tank tops and decided to make one new, exciting shirt. wohoo! exciting isn't it? i added the little bird for a touch of whimsy. don't laugh at my farmer's tan. please.
knitting these mitts is how i kept myself busy between scenes during my 'sound of music' performances. the play was fantastic and a lot of fun but i have to say that these mitts helped me maintain my sanity. i think a lot of people got a kick out of taking my picture while i was knitting in my nun outfit. wish i had one of those to show you. don't.

so.... these are my recent projects. i'm hoping to spend the remainder of the month focusing on finishing all my old projects. we'll see how far i get. i have a lot of half finished stuff lying around. shameful.

other than that i'm working on a production of 'joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat' ,trying to lose weight, growing vegetables, and contemplating taking some contemporary dance lessons. so far, so good. on all counts.


K said...

You look so great! I love the shirts you made. I'm always making up new outfits with clothes & accessories I already have, but I don't think I could sew anything.

one for sorrow, two for joy said...

the shirt you say looks " a little maternity" is awesome. I want it.
I'm always trying to find clothes that cover my chest and (now) don't show off my belly (three kids *sigh* really does a number on the waist line)