Tuesday, 11 August 2009

In the Pink!

The sun is shining and we're feeling in the pink today!

Decided to make a little skirt for my daughter. It was such an easy pattern, just three pieces of fabric, some elastic and hey presto a new skirt! The fabric was some I found at a local fabric shop, it was very unusual, shaded a bit like those dip dye jumpers you get.

I feel like making some more. so I've sorted out a few bits and pieces to make another one.

Beetroot. These are the only ones that grew this year! Not sure why They didn't do well, but I will persevere with them next year.

Osteospermum, which flowers for such a long time. This one is great because it is winter hardy. Lost three others last year from the snow. It's also very easy to propagate, you just pull off a piece with a root and stick it in a pot with some compost and it will take easily.

Another skirt, this time a fairy princess one! This is made from nylon mesh fabric in two colours. All I did was cut double petals, fold them over some elastic and sewed together for the waistband. The top layer has a gorgeous silver sparkle effect all over it. I want to make more of these possibly using tulle instead as the mesh is so heavy, I think tulle would give a more 'floaty' look.

Love this rose, I think it's like this one Definitely on my wish list, but just need to find room to put it!


  1. Oooh it all looks very lovely!! And the blackberries very tasty too! Thanks for your message, holiday was alright. I'm very slow at downloading my photos but hopefully will update my blog tomorrow!

  2. by the way, just to let you know, I haven’t forgotten about your request for the pattern for that scarf I made a while back. The book is on loan until the end of the month so I can't get hold of it! It’s called fat needles fast knits, you may be able to find it at a library near you?