Saturday, 25 August 2007

I Made A Swishy Skirt

Now this pattern is simply the bees knees. If you need run up a new outfit for an event that's a couple of hours away - the swishy skirt is just the ticket - Burda 8677. It's essentially 2 pieces cut on the bias so that it falls and swishes beautifully, and is lined for that added umph. Sitting on the hips with no waist band, it's also very very flattering gals...
With cotton fabric from the stash, I completed the skirt over two mornings.

Did I also mention that it's great to 'Hoop' in, too?

Thursday, 9 August 2007

I Made A Trip To Barcelona

I've spent the last week soaking up sun, sea and culture, falling into cafes for coffee, chocolate and churros.
I took myself off to a local flea market one morning trying to avoid the midday heat. Amongst the power tools, flip flops and bric a brac I found a ton of vintage mags. My daughter persuaded me that perhaps one or two was enough of a souvenir. Left alone I could have filled a suitcase.I haggled for these two French beauties from 1938 and paid 2 euros, not bad for someone with no Spanish/Catalan what so ever. (Mad woman on phone with dried flower corsage, I could relate to..)

Inside were some wonderful tips (in French) on how to arrange your workspace so that bobbins and needles don't attack you in the night.

Along with some chi chi fashion..

And for all you knitters out there..

Of course I saw Miros, Paella and Gaudis.

Wonderful, wonderful city - right down to the Flamenco aprons!

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