Tuesday, 13 January 2009

An afternoons work

I came home intending to do my class civ coursework and yet again failed to do it, so now i have to avoid mr barry for another day and i feel well bad. Hes the only teacher who can actually make me feel bad for not doing my work!
Anyway, instead of doing class civ i came home and started to work out a pattern for a clutch bag, started with an idea and some fabric scraps, and slowly, with much swearing, unpicking and screwed up paper i got a finished pattern and a test purse. I'm planning on going back and making somemore modifications and different versions. I'm not sure the pleats work, but they might look better with a heavier fabric (the stripe is quite lightweight and flimsy) and i'm going to try a version without the pleats as well.

I have some lovely brown and cream fabric i want to try it with, with a turquoise contrast, and some bright pink. I want to try and put some piping round the edges as well, i'v never ytryed before but i think it would finish it off really nicley. I also want to made some that are alittle wider. this fits quite alot in but it would be nice to have it streched a bit.

Aside from that i just got back from my second ever belly dancing class! its so much fun! i'm going to make myself a floaty hippy skirt, the one i wore today was way too short! it needs to be floaty but not flare up so much that my ass is on show when we spin round!
I also started drafting the attern for my textiles project today, scarey shit, I'm making a long slip dress with a big train, then a lace bluse to go aver it, and a corset to go over that. I had no idea we were making our own patterns! its scarey stuff! I'm still pretty excited about it though, I love the making bit in textiles, its the bt i'm good at, it always fail at the wole, do a chart, then types up some research crap.
I really need some sleep, havnt been able to sleep for the past few nights, then had early mornings, i was so achey from it this morning, fortunatly the cow was open before collage, need the doffee to keep me going!

might go to bed now....

Monday, 12 January 2009

Buisy bee!!

Feel like i'v done alot today! even though i had a lie in this morning! did my lessons in collage, went into town got bits for peoples presents and then came back and made some stuff!! Greg and wilfs birthdays are coming up next week, so i'v made them both ties.... I also found for them, in the pound shop, what i tink are some of the greatest DVDs i have ever come across... for wilf - 'The Wrecking Crew - time to clean the house' Starring Snoop Dogg as the overlord, watching over the 'hong kong style martial arts action set against state of the art special effects' while Ice-T tryes to stop him. And for greg 'Born2Bgangsta?- A RAPumentary' Featuring Coolio and Ice-T.
Its not often you find hilarious gems such as these....

And these are the ties that will be overshadowed by the DVD brilliance. I do still really like the ties though, marroon for greg and pin stripe for wilf. I'm going to make greg some fake mustashes to go with this stuff, as he cant grow one of his own.I also managed to get hold of some hair clips today so i could finally put together my flower clips! i think they turned out pretty cute although i burnt my self REALLY badly on the tip of my finger while gluing them, and another pair of vintage earrings. Stuff i'm getting ready for when my debit card arrives and i can set up an etsy shoppe. I also started work on Chloes birthday present, im making her two stuffed elephants from the S.E.W book, and i'm going to think of somthing else cute to go with them as well.
And i got my Swap partner for my first ever Craftster swap today. its an hand bags and clutches swap, she wants a going out bag, i already know what i'm going to make!! I'm excited about this! Going to try out some new techniques, and try and new style of bag which, in my mind looks really really good... we shall see how that turns out.

I must remeber to do my Class civ coursework as well! funny how school work is so much less important to me than my sewing :P

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year!

I'v been buisy over the holidays, and now i'm back at collage so i havnt had much time to go online (i also forgot my blogger password) I'm ment to be using today to revise for my textiles re-sit tomorrow, but its excrucitingly boring reading over the unit one stuff, i know all the info i just have trouble amswering the quiestions because you never know what the examiner want from you!

I thought i'd post pictures of the christmas gifts i gave some of my friends, as they have them now, i think they all liked them, now i have to think of new ideas for birthdays.

I made these gloves for ella, i love how they came out, except there a bit big at the top. They didnt take too long to make, i might do a few more pairs to sell, they just look so much nicer for the simple decorations. I got the ribbon from this little shop in cornwall which sold craft supplys, homemade stuff and vintage things, its pretty much the greatest shop ever if you ask me, i got a pair of antique hand crocheted gloves there as well, there framed in my room now.
And for em i did some customised knitting needles! i used mums old woodburner from when she went through her crafty phase, it was pretty scarey, the cord was too short and there were no instructions and all the wirting on the box was in german, i know i took german for 5 years, but i dont speak a word of it. However em loved them, and i think there pretty cool too!

I also did a hat for chloe and a purse filled with random stuff for laura, i got a load of new craft stuff for x-mas so after this exam and all my coursework i'm gonna be pretty buisy!!