Sunday, 8 February 2015

A Skirt, a Scarf, and a Journal

Here is Naomi modeling her new Super-Heroine skater skirt. (Fabric from the Girl Power range by Camelot Fabrics, I got mine from Plush Addict) I wanted her to do a "heroic stance" but apparently she is too cool for that. This photo, however, is Naomi-approved for publication on the interwebs. (And that reflection in the window is the nearest you're getting to a selfie around here.)


I finished the scarf I was knitting with the wool I got from Eloise for Christmas, and since it was a nice day I took it outside for a picture in the sunshine. Don't you think it has a snake like quality hanging in the eucalyptus tree?


And the beautiful new journal I bought from World of Shroo on Etsy. 


How gorgeous is that? I'm almost afraid to write/draw in it. 
It looks right at home with my seaglass and driftwood and my cheat's crochet pebbles. I say cheat's because I didn't crochet the covers myself. I've tried crochet, and I don't know what it is but I just can't get the hang of it. I can knock out a wonky granny square, or one of those apple cosies if I've got The Idiot's Guide to Crochet in front of me, but my brain just doesn't retain the information afterwards. So, yes, I cheat, I just get a tiny vintage crochet mat (about coaster size), run a gathering stitch round the edges,  pop a pebble in the middle and draw it up tight. Instant crochet pebble gratification without the tears.

16 comments:

Ali said...

That's a cool skirt in a fab bright colour just what were needing during these gloomy months. Your scarf has turned out well and I am not surprised you don't want to write in your new journal it is a thing of beauty. I think I too would want to just admire it but hope you do use it. Ali x

rosey175 said...

Haha I love your solution to pebble beautification! Do what works, right? :D Your daughter's skirt looks great, y'all always find the most awesome fabrics.

Kerryp77 said...

Fab skirt and I love the colours of the scarf too. That pebble idea is fab!

Ariadne said...

Cheat or no cheat you are clever! I love those crocheted stones but I never thought I could do it like that!AriadnefromGreece!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great skirt. Your daughter is so cool!

Love the pebbles too, very clever cheat.

Linda said...

Great sewing and knitting finishes. The journal is absolutely gorgeous.

Villa-loredana said...

All is to nice, the model is simply elegant. Have a nice time, Loredana.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely skirt and yes I'd just look at the journal too :-)

Preeti said...

Lovely skirt and scarf !! I liked your idea of crocheting around the pebble :) I will try that too.

Brigitte said...

That scarf has the most wonderful colours. And wow, wht a cool skirt you made. It is looking gorgeous on Naomi.

Kate said...

Great skirt and your scarf is a beautiful colour. Nice journal too.

Carol said...

What a beautiful scarf and your daughter looks fabulous modeling her new skirt, Christine...

I can see why it would be difficult to write in that new journal, but just do it! I've had several things like that that I've "kept" for later and now I wish I had begun using them as soon as I got them :)

Julie said...

The scarf turned out lovely, the tree looks very cosy wearing it!
Love the journal, I have a thing about nice books to write in and nice pencils too.
Great skirt, you are a clever mum.

Teresa B said...

Hi, found you through the Grow Your Blog party! Love the scarf. I actually made a winter hat & scarf for my daughter recently with a very similar year. I'm also your newest follower!
Teresa
http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com

Sally said...

Love the skirt you made for Naomi and your scarf is beautiful.

Love your new journal too. It is very you!

Rachael Farmer said...

Hello lady! Thank you awesomely for the mention on your fabulous blog!!! I'm honoured! *happy dance* SO thrilled you like your journal - it's made for using and anything that your multi talented and awesomely creative self adds to it will be epic! Love that skirt... and the scarf.....*sigh* Utterly splendid! Sending big fangirl hugs - Shroo:)xxx