Saturday, December 17, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
(Yes, the picture is, again, horrendous, sorry. The next one won't be any better either. :P)
And if the first dress was a maxi, then the second dress is the exact opposite, it ended up a wee bit too short. :D I kept yanking it down all night, afraid that my butt was showing. The fabric was a pain to work with, especially since the dress has a princess cut both in the front and in the back. Plus I've gotten a wee bit smaller lately, so the dress was too big for me at first. Well, it's my own fault really, I should have made some measurements before starting to cut fabric. Oh well, you learn as long as you live, I guess. :)
And since I have a new-found fondness for zippers that show, I decided to add a big metal zipper to this dress. :)
Last, but not least we have a dress for my tiny princess. She threw a fit the other day when we went shopping, and stupid mommy didn't buy her the princess dress she wanted. But I bought the fabric to make her a dress ages ago, just never got round to it. Until now. The seams are crooked, and the hem isn't all that straight, but she's three, she doesn't notice things like that. And I was in a hurry to get it finished. And it's kinda cute. :)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
And because a picture tells more than a thousand words, here are a few to tell our story. :)
And just to prove that I was along on the trip too, here's a picture that the husband too of me right after I had a shot of raki. :D
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
(Oh, umm, let's ignore the fact that I should go to school tomorrow and on Friday, shall we? I just noticed today that my brain hasn't functioned for, oh, about a week now, and I made every conceivable mistake on my practice collar. My brain needs a break. And the tiny one has to go to the hospital for allergy tests on Friday, not likely that I'll sit in school that day.)
Aaanywhoo, yay, Summer! (See, I'm effectively also ignoring the fact that I can't even go outside without getting the most annoying rash all over, I don't even need the sun for it anymore. And it's gonna be like this until, umm, September or so. I'm just so happy that I don't need to get up and go to school tomorrow morning.)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I realized that I never showed you the details of the green tunic I made months ago, so here they are. Finally.
And then there was the princess dress I made for a friend's three-year-old.
And a hat for me.
A pair of fun earrings.
Turn-a-Square for the husband. (rav-link)
Sweet Peasy for the tiny one. (rav-link)
A tunic that made me look even more shapeless than I am. (from Burda.)
A chiffon-satin-dress for a friend.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
I'm thinking of adding some kind of embellishment to it, so that I know which end should be up and which one down. :D I just haven't figured out what I want to decorate it with. Maybe a flower or sequins or something..
The dress is made of taffeta, organza and tulle. You can't really see the tulle in the pictures, but it's there. :) Making the folds wasn't the easiest thing ever, but I think it turned out pretty nice for a first try. :) (Oh, btw, the color is way off in these pictures, the photo studio at school just didn't want to co-operate with me today. The dress is really much lighter irl.)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
(Sorry, only in Finnish this time.)
Kirjahyllymeemi a'la Minä. Napatkoon ken tahtoo. :)
1. Oletko mies vai nainen?
2. Kuvaile itseäsi?
Angels & Demons
3. Kuinka voit?
4.Kuvaile nykyistä asuinpaikkaasi?
The Last Continent
5. Mihin haluaisit matkustaa?
6. Kuvaile parasta ystävääsi?
7. Mikä on lempivärisi?
The Bluest Eye
8. Millainen sää nyt on?
The Light Fantastic
9. Mikä on paras vuorokauden aika?
10. Jos elämäsi olisi tv- ohjelma, mikä sen nimi olisi?
11. Päivän mietelause
12. Millainen on parisuhteesi?
13. Mitä elämä sinulle merkitsee?
Cradle and All
14. Minkä neuvon tahtoisit antaa?
Roses are Red
15. Miten tahtoisit kuolla?
The Sun Also Rises
Saturday, February 19, 2011
And on a lighter note, the missing mitten has been found! The husband found it between the wall and the radiator yesterday. Now I can finally finish the pair, yay!
I made a skirt and a vest a while back that I haven't showed you yet. I have the worst pictures of them that you can imagine, but I don't have any better to offer either. Oh, btw, they're made from the same fabric, but you can't tell that from the pictures. The color looks right in the vest pictures.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
And in other news, I started knitting again. I started working on the Alina shawl (rav link), because I thought it would fit the theme for the month. The shawl was designed by a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the pattern was released on the day of her surgery. And since I'm going to have breast surgery myself in a couple of weeks, I thought that now would be as good a time as any to finally knit the shawl. (And yes, I realize that I haven't mentioned anything about having breast surgery before, I just haven't found a good time for it.) My shawl won't be that big, because I'm using pretty thick yarn, but it's looking pretty so far. :) I don't have any pictures, you'll probably have to wait until the shawl is finished and blocked. :P
And just because blog posts without any pictures are boring, I'll show you a picture of a tunic I made in school. (and yes, I know I'd need to have the customers approval to show this picture online, but as the customer is a friend of mine, I'm sure she won't mind. :P ) In this pic the buttons are missing, I'll show you close-ups of those when I get round to taking them..
ainiin. ps. VILLAPALLO!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
There's nothing new on the knitting-front, I'm on my third week of non-knitting, and I think I might just as well give in and start knitting again. See, my reasoning is, that if I haven't knit a stitch in over two weeks, and my thumbs haven't gotten any better, then it wasn't knitting that made the thumbs sore in the first place. And I can just as well start knitting again. I'm tired of sitting around and doing nothing all evening. Bah. So next time I might actually have something knitted to show you. ;) (Or I might show you the skirt and vest I made myself, I just have to get them photographed first..)
Monday, January 10, 2011
Dunno when I'll have any more knits to show off, I have to take a break from knitting, because both my thumbs are crazy sore. My right thumb has been sore for, oh, two months or so, but now my left thumb is sore too. Oh poo. I'm thinking of taking a one-week break to start with, and we'll see if the thumbs get any better. I'm two days into this first week, and I'm going bonkers. How anyone can sit around and watch TV without doing anything with their hands is beyond me. And those of you who would want to do something, and can't, you have my deepest sympathies.