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...