I whipped this little number up for the craft fair I went to yesterday (and will go to again tomorrow 8-)
OK, it took me a fair whack of Sunday and Monday evening too (and I did a simple version without ruffles and as little contrast as possible), and a bit of Tuesday evening when I realised I had not edge stitched the sleeves... But anyway, it was done in time and washed and ironed and all.
It is totally different from the clothes I see being worn around here and y'know what? I don't mind at all.
(I'd show you the secret inside the hem but I forgot to get DH to take a pic of it. Fabric is "Flora and Fauna.")
Yesterday I was sighing over how good other people's attempts at screen printing were compared to mine. Today? Mine looks pretty darned good :-)
I was puzzling over the low quality of my phone's pictures today. See how little that picture is (if you click through to the full size)? That was a full size pic on the phone and it seemed rather odd at the time but the screen isn't that large (7cm by 9cm I guess) so I thought it was just me. I took that shot earlier on (obviously - that was taken in the sun). It seems that my phone has happily been pressing its own buttons, but now I know that it has a wide range of resolution settings. I hadn't actually explored that part of its settings, or another part that adjusts for things like sunset or fireworks, etc, etc. Guess I'll have to lock the thing so it can't go drawing on its own screen and changing the settings...
I'm back off to the quilt show tomorrow (craft fair). I am thinking I will do a couple more classes (one on an overlocked tote bag if I can make it in to the class) and look at the stuff I didn't get a chance to and oh, get some big rick rack to go with some fabric I have plans for. And see if anyone has cats eyes for toys. And the turner things to help turn soft-toys-in-progress inside out.
(PS no whining for the nonce! Had enough of whining, have put my big girl pants on and am getting over a sense of entitlement. Thanks for the encouragement!)
(PPS. Today was a few seconds longer than yesterday, and yesterday was part of a second longer than the shortest day. Hooray for the return of the sun!)