Monday, November 8, 2010

Rainy Day Sewing Project

I found an old pair of jeans whilst rummaging around the laundry the other day that I'd shoved them in the material pile months ago after they'd ripped across the knee. I couldn't repair the rip, but they were too good to just chuck out so faced with a rainy (read: no gardening)weekend and a sick partner willing to laze about and amuse the kids, I turned them into a skirt for me and used the legs to make a pair of shorts for the little fella.

Making skirts out of jeans is so easy and quick. I've done a couple of them now. I added a floral border to this one.

I'm getting quite an old hand at whipping up these kiddie shorts too. I've made quite a few pairs now out of old pants and t-shirts. I had my first go at applique on this pair. The star is made from the leftovers of an old polar fleece jumper that I made into tracksuit pants a few months ago.

Two new wardrobe pieces out of what most people would chuck away; not bad for a days work by a total novice sewer! 

Friday, November 5, 2010


The Sun is strong now
His light lingers late into the afternoon
Warming the Earth

Vines twist and twirl with rampant creativity
The Lord and Lady unite as lovers
Buds swell and burst into flower
As the Goddess swells with the promise of abundance and new life

Blessed be xo

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A New Camera ...

... And the blog mojo returns :)
Although I would be nice if I could have a turn at it.
May I present Indi's first photographic exhibition, entitled 'The Claw'.

And, in reference to the last post, I've decided to keep the blog going.