Sunday, January 18, 2009

What I did on my holidays

Painted the house:



That white used to get awful grubby. The grey is nice and bluestoney, and matches the back of the house. Now I need to think about veranda fixes.

I also made a new frock, inspired by one I saw when shopping with Kitty and S. over the xmas break:


It's good old doubleknit for the bottom portion, and a cute shamrock and yellow blob print on black knit from It Inc up top.

The pattern is frankensteined from McCall 5700 (I choose to ignore the fact that it is a Hillary Duff pattern, but have to admit there are a couple o'cute frocks in her line) with the top half of the Butterick 4985 blouse on top. They went together like they were made for each other.

I also painted the garden setting. I have a couple of days of holidays left, maybe I will get around to that wallpapering, or unpacking more of those boxes that have been sitting around for the past year, or sort out my wardrobe, or make another frock...

4 comments:

kitty said...

Love it! I have sewing ennui at the moment, I am tracing patterns and then not getting any further. Maybe next weekend...

delamare said...

Hey - don't knock the Duffster! At least it's not a Miley Cyrus pattern (If they do indeed exist).

BTW, I really love the front of the house, and am looking forward to seeing it with a refreshed verandah treatment.

Claudine said...

Wow, you had a productive holiday! The house looks fabulous, and the dress is great. I am, fortunately, too old to know who Hillary Duff is, so I can appreciate her patterns on their own merits.

Sewuptight said...

Hi. I just nominated you for the Kreative Award.