Sunday 22 January 2012

Sun, fur and lego

We've had some beautiful clear mornings here in the last week. I thought you might like to see this view from our back bedroom of the sun rising over Bodmin Moor.
In creative news, I set forth yesterday armed with Issue 9 of Mollie Makes (yes I know issue 10 is out now, I've got plans for that one too...), a cheap and cheerful Asda cardigan, half a yard of faux fur fabric and my trusty sewing machine (which I secretly suspect is smarter than I am). 
I had to re-draft the pattern as the one in the magazine was cut for a cardigan with a higher neckline, but here is the result, a little bit of retro chic, plus enough of the fur left over to make a snuggly cushion at a later date.
I've been playing with washers and hex nuts again too, I might have something new to show soon.

And the lego, you ask. Well, I bought Eloise this book for Christmas, and she has been inspired.
Look at this necklace she created from Lego. 
Very Harley Quinn. 
(Note for Linda, it goes really well with a certain pair of jeans)


cucki said...

hello deary..
happy sunday..lovely morning..
and a very sweet logo necklace..
big hugs cucki xxx

Linda said...

Love your sunrise.
Pictures please of The Girl in the Long Distance Jeans. That could be the title of a suspenseful thriller. Alternatively, you could just send me a picture privately.

Julie said...

Super sunrise, your part or the world is famous for such sights, although it's a placed have ever been to.

Well done Eloise , brilliant project, you are clever.

Love the fur trimmed cardi, very swish.

Barb said...

Love the sunrise Christine, but wow the cardi what a transformation,Eloise is inspired too well done to her.What a talented family.

Nicola said...

A beautiful photo of sun rise. I like the idea of dressing up a cardigan with a fur collar.

Kathryn said...

I love your view - it's to die for!
It's always so fun to see what you and yours are creating. Boy, could we make a lot of lego necklaces around here....

Mouse said...

oooo love your view and coooooo that cardi looks fab :) and way to go on the jewellery making to Eloise too :) love mouse xxxx

stitchersanon said...

Wow brilliant...and love the neclace..very retro. I reckon that would go down very well with students and famous people who like to be different....I see a designer in the making!!!

Sally said...

The sunrise is beautiful!

Love the cardigan. What a fantastic idea. Love the Lego necklace.

Siobhán said...

Lovely designs! That lego necklace is too cool!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The lego necklace is quite nice. My son used to be a huge fan of legos.

Heidi said...

I first saw MollieMakes due to you and now have a subscription so thanks for sharing it! I LOVE that sweater and how you jazzed it all up. This magazine is going to keep us both from the streets by the looks of

Hugs from Holland ~