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…
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!
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.
‘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!
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!
- 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 :)
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.