Friday, October 31, 2008

Past lives...

It's been a slow week as far as finished sewing projects go - just sampling a kazillion little hats and trying to get back to that bag pattern I'd hoped to have finished by now. I had to delve into the archives to be able to finish my Blogtoberfest post-per-day pledge. Otherwise I might have just put my feet up, poured another glass of wine and called it Friday night....

Let me take you back... way, way, way back...

Ten years ago.... I was in Ireland, doing things like this. Very classic leathergoods - some with a slight Celtic twist. Most of the leather was hand-dyed (and my hands were mostly dyed, too). I was also making tweed and Irish linen hats, and tweed bags.


Fifteen years ago... I was making lots of hats, and started to make quirky sculptural bags. When I chanced across a job-lot of snakeskin and mock-croc pvc I went on a bit of a dinosaur tangent......even "dinosaured" the footstools I was making. (I sold LOTS of these at the time... anyone reading this buy one..?).
Twenty years ago..... I was making chiffon cocktail dresses (..??!!).

I'm practising saying the f-word so I can pronounce my LOOMING birthday... I look at past work, think about the different "lives" I've led in different places... and STILL I can't believe so much time has passed. Yikes - life goes too fast.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

oh i love that dress...gorgeous...

Aussie Jo said...

Hi Nikki,
I loved turning f.o.r.t. y it's prime time, enjoy!!!
Don't know how I'll feel about the next f....

Handmade said...

Wow - so much talent, skill, creativity - I am in awe!

Cathy said...

what an interesting life you have lead!

Kingshuk said...
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laura said...

You've already done more at your age than some people do in a lifetime!! Keep having fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie!!
Don't forget the spells in England and Wales... and I still have the leggings you made for me and the big faux-fur hat (and the beret I acquired whilst in Melbourne, now 12 years ago). Yes, you've done p-l-e-n-t-y in your life so far, I am so proud of you!! Will be in touch soon,
xxx
Elaine

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Look at all the amazing things you've done. And I'm sure many plans afoot for the future too. Make it the fabulous Fs! (That's what I'm trying to do!!).

Katherine said...

Wow. I loved seeing this peek at your past projects, Nikki. You're so creative and inspiring.

I'm with you on not being able to believe how fast the time goes. I swear every year is shorter than the last!

méri said...

:)
So many good years, pretty things, and always a beautiful woman!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Happy coming birthday. It looks like you've led yours very well and creatively so far, so have nothing to worry about!

esther said...

LOVE the dress, would wear it all the time!