Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Slightly out of focus

I'm not sure where to put myself. What to do now?
Yesterday, the wee girl and I finished off Tania's Hot Frog and all-but-the-wheels made Claire's Sausage Roller sock kit.

Today began with me pulling out a bag pattern I started last year ...then I found some unfinished samples for the book, in lovely Pippiejoe fabric. Finished them off (not that there's a huge hurry for photos - the editing process is yet to begin).

Back to the bag pattern.... I went looking for fabric and found a felted jumper. I was inspired to hack off the arms to wear it as a vest (it was beginning to get a bit cold in the studio and a lot colder out in the carpark, where I was headed).

It needed a little tweaking.

The pale grey chalk-stripe across the chest and back had to go.

The arms and neck needed a bit of finishing.... hmmmm... could do with a bit of shaping, too...

Great! A new top. (Must show Gina, Queen of Refashion).

Ummm... not sure what happened to the bag pattern. I suspect I'm having commitment issues while the previous relationship is still up in the air.

I'm not used to sitting still and I hate waiting for anything - least of all direction. Until the editor gets back to me, there's a good chance you'll see every UFO in my stash done and spontaneous refashions galore.

One day there may even be a new bag pattern.

12 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

I was wondering what you would be doing with yourself now. I'm guessing it might take a little while for it all to wear off.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

You are still 'travelling'. UFO vanquishing sounds good, but since you HAVE to wait - try more of that stuff called fun. You'll get the hang of it in no time!

And chocolate. Chocolate always helps.

That is one very la-di-da-di-dah frog!

Cheers,
AJ

tarabu said...

Oh, an impetus to clean out the UFOs - what a wonderful thing!

trash said...

Oh shall I send you all the stuff I have to finish?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I totally LOVE the frog!

Andi said...

That re-fashioned top is truly wonderful!!!

Fer said...

Still, it must feel good to be attacking the UFO pile!

Love what you did with the vest, and the toys are brilliant!

our shabby cottage said...

I can send you some of mine if you like Nikki!
Enojoy the freedom while it lasts!

clare's craftroom said...

Careful , we'll be lining up with things we want you to do .

Gina said...

Oh wow, I LOVE your felted vest refashion. Do you know I haven't actually made one for myself? Must get onto that this winter. Very very cool to be getting into some kiddy-creations too. They look ace. Not showing William in case he wants them...

Tania said...

Whoa, you're like on a perpetual Friday-night-it's-the-weekend high! Milk it lady, milk it. And keep those refashions coming. Instant gratification that.

Kirrily said...

I have a frame purse idea/project that has your name all over it! It's way out of my league as far as pattern making goes....