Saturday, 11 February 2012

Finally Photographed !!

Well, I finished this jacket the other day and got around to photos eventually !!!

 I have still been trying to get better at them, which is why it has taken a while to do them .  I seem to be getting there.

 I am pleased with the jacket and was considering opening my Etsy or Folksy shop again, but can't decide which one.  !! .   The jacket would look great for weddings, prom or evening wear and personally I love this colour , so warming and its nearly Valentines Day so I guess there has been a lot of it about .
TIP ;-     I love the ruffles but have not really done them in the past,I found them difficult to get neat. I found a great way to easily do them is to have 2 rows of gathering stitches. It makes a much nicer ruffle and also found this makes sleeve heads ( different project) easier to fit by using the same method.

 Any comments about photography would be gratefully received , or the jacket, obviously :)  Its made in a lovely burgundy satin, with diamante centred flowers.  Gotta love a bit of bling :)
There are also two bags I have designed to go with the jacket, one of them is now finished, but again, slow photographer , didn't catch the best light .

Have a good day :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Eat, Love, Pray - Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love
Well, not normally something I write about on my blog, as I tend to keep to my sewing subject.  But I really had to share this book that I have just read.

I haven't read a book in quite a while, even though it is usually something I love to do, nothing seems to have piqued my interest. However, my friend gave me this to borrow and I read it in a week .

Its about a thirty something woman whose life goes awry and she decides to go off and 'find herself'', I suppose thats what you would call it.
It really is a great read and very uplifting.
I am not a religious person and was a bit concerned at the title, but it encompasses all religion in the nicest of ways , although not overly much.

She travels to Italy, India and Indonesia and tells the story of the people and places that she meets along the way who help and share her life and is written, in such a way, you feel like you are travelling with her.

Like I said, I really enjoyed this book and just wanted to share that fact :)