Me Made May 2014 is Winning…

So I have discovered that for as crafty as I am I have very few me mades that work for this season/whole/pieces of an outfit.  Luckily my pledge hasn’t been the most difficult to keep but sometimes I feel like it is winning.

Last week I traveled to Minnesota with my parents to watch my brother and sister graduate from their band instrument repair tech program.  It was exciting!  I don’t remember the last time I’ve been in a car for that many miles, even going to Alabama in March only took one day of driving.  I was very good and planned ahead by making a trip to the yarn store so I would have a project to work on.  I bought this beautiful variegated yarn for a tank top that I hope to finish by the end of the month.

The week before our trip I was able to attend the theatre awards at my alma mater, Fairmont State.  These awards are called the Pappy’s after a member of the faculty from some years ago.  While I had plenty of dresses that could work, I hadn’t refashioned anything in a while and knew I could fulfill part of my MMM14 pledge while I was at it.  Unfortunately I was so excited I only have one before picture, after a cut had been made…

One day I'll remember the before shot...

One day I’ll remember the before shot…

As you can see it was a full length spaghetti strap gown which I shortened, but don’t worry I used that bottom portion to add sleeves!

Pose, pose, pose!

Pose, pose, pose!

As you can see a great time was had by all!  And the night got sillier as it went on, ending with an impromptu photo shoot at my friend Tyler’s house.   I think this dress makes a wonderful addition to my refashioned wardrobe and I had a fun time making it.  I hope to refashion some more outfits soon, I have a stack of clothes waiting for me to get my mojo back.

I’ve been a little hard on myself with the pledge, which is not what it’s about at all and I want to start having more fun with it.  This dress definitely helped with the fun part.

 

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Me Made May 2014!

‘I, Kelly (lifeisjustduckie.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear handmade or refashioned clothing two times a week for the duration of May 2014.  I also pledge to finish at least one UFO and make a summer blouse from the pattern up.’

 

I hope to be a better participant this year…last year I dropped the ball so hard I don’t know where it bounced off to…

In other news pardon my hiatus from blog life, my irresponsibility aside, I have been basically living out of my car between Morgantown and Fairmont for the last two months with rehearsals for Midsummer and the directed scenes going on.  I will be back with a vengeance (or you know, at least one new post) next week.  I have a couple that I’ve thought about/planned but haven’t quite typed up yet.  

Whelp, I’m off to another rehearsal!

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The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Finally!

Finally!

A few weeks ago I knit The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief.  I bit the bullet and joined Ravelry just for this pattern.  After I saw Pinko Knitter’s version of this scarf, I had to have it.

Luckily I had some lovely yarn in my stash to use!  My Mom bought three balls of this yarn for me two Christmas’s ago…it started out as a sweater but I didn’t like it so I ripped it out.

One ball worked up perfectly for this project which was wonderful.  This scarf worked up super-quick.  I mean like a week, week and a half, tops.  This pattern was also really portable, which helped me finish it.  I have quite a few projects on needles that are just too big for me to lug around, so I’ve lost interest in them, being able to stuff this project in a small bag was really convenient for me.  I will definitely knit this pattern again, it was so fun!

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Street Art #2

So this was an awesome street to walk on...just saying.
So this was an awesome street to walk on…just saying.

Yes this has the same picture from my last post, but since it’s all from the same piece/street I had to keep them together…also can we just look at the fact that…

I made a collage!

And sure this is nothing to some people, but sometimes I literally astound myself with the sheer lack of computer literacy I possess.  Astound.  But anyways, I made this schmancy little collage with picmonkey, and it was wonderfully easy.  Drag and drop editing, apparently I can do!

This mural was on Dauphin Street in Downtown Mobile, AL.  I was there last week for SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference) and I had a wonderful time.  My friend and I wandered all the way down this road and found a few nice shops.  But as I can’t buy clothes (oh New Year’s Resolution, why did I pick you?!) I didn’t get anything but lovely pictures.  And food, delicious food…oh and we seemed to bring the nice weather back with us for a time, let’s pray it lasts but I hear snowfall is on the radar.  Oh well I still have tea :)

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Street Art #1

IMAG0423 by lifeisjustduckie
IMAG0423, a photo by lifeisjustduckie on Flickr.

Street Art from Mobile, Alabama.  I was going through my pictures from last week at SETC and this quote jumped right out…if it was a dog it would have bit me.

 

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