Thursday, October 04, 2007

Heat crazed

Hear that? No Play School or incoherent baby babble.....I have the place to myself to mess up as I wish. And no, I'm not doing any house work!


But I did polish up the pair of pincushions I started yesterday. Don't know what I'm doing with these yet.


Something about the heat set off a crafting itch that I went a bit berserk with the fabric scraps from Louise. They were all the perfect size and in such pretty prints.


And just to prove to you that I was real bonkers, I also whipped up this skirt for the kiddo from the fabric I had laundered in the late afternoon. One good thing about the heat, everything was dry in under an hour.


The lace edging was rescued from a thrifted broderie anglaise pillowcase.


Oooh yeah and it's ten degrees cooler today........crazy weather!

12 comments:

Jhoanna said...

Gorgeous work Jade - those fabrics really pop!

I also wanted to ask you if you knew of a simple and good tutorial on how to insert elastic into clothes like skirts and pants. I'm such a newbie to clothes making and I've been meaning to make the girls some skirts and pants but can't seem to get my head around how to insert the elastic. I've checked my Japanese craft books but I think this is something I need to follow in English! Thanks!

Chookyblue said...

maybe you need another heat patch as you sure were productive.....I am still lying on the lounge lacking motivation....sniff.sneeze......

claudine said...

Oh yes that's just about the only thing I like about the stinking hot weather, laundry gets dry so quickly!

Gorgeous pincushions and skirt, Jade! You're really on a roll.

de vliegende koe said...

Some busy missy! Lovely pincushions, great fabric-combo’s and hurray for the heat-wave of one day! I’m just putting on some extra cloths, the nights are getting cold(er)! Brrrr

Claire Falkingham said...

I love the pin cushions, and really need a new one, so I'm going to go out on a limb here Jade and see if you want to do a swap? email me if so
ethellovesfred(at)bigpond(dot)com

clara said...

the fabric combo on the cushions is perfect!

love it too when the heat speeds up the drying & that can get me into a washing mood.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lovely sewing, love the pin cushions and I wish my daughter was still wearing those easy little skirts.
So cute.

Jude said...

Your pin cushions look great - nice a stodgy! I hate a whappity soft pin cushion. You need to sell those too. And the thrifted lace - ack - you rock.

Suzie Sews said...

something in the air today...I have been making pin cushions too and on a quick surf through blogland so have a few others, I am especially liking yours and all the detail.
Suzie Sews

Thimbleanna said...

Cute, cute, cute! You've been busy. I agree with another commenter -- you should sell your pincushions, they're adorable. Of course, not as cute as my Jadecushion -- I AM a little biased -- but cute, none-the-same! ;-)

sue said...

Ooh I love the skirt, just so cute with the lace added for the hem. The pincushions are so sweet too, are they easy to make.

Melissa Goodsell said...

The pincushions and skirt are delightful. I love the rich red of the skirt, so sweet for summer time.
Melx