On Tuesday night we had the catwalk show for the 'Cadburys Couture wearable Art'........it was such a wonderful night. I was so so nervous on the catwalk.........my legs were shaking so much and as the dress was very restricting I think I may have held my breathe for the length of it.
The theme was 'What Joy looks like' and you had to use the all of the contents from your entry pack combined with other material to achieve your artwork.
As you can see we all got tin-foil wrapping in a rainbow of colors, mine was gold and orange polka-dot.
My entry was called 'Chasing rainbows' and was about a Cinderella moment. The transformation when we go from wearing a sack to being a sparkly princess and feeling amazing.
This is the first dress I have ever made!!!!!!!
She was all hand sewn, I have to say that working with tin-foil and sacking was 'beep beep beep'.
With out a pattern I just cut the fabrics using one of my 50's dresses as a guide and then lots of spray glue for the foil..........which just rips so easily, eekkk.........more beep beeps.
Anyway it made it through the show which was great.
We meet some gorgeous people and the creations were incredible.
The winner is to the left of me in the last photo.......called 'Wonder Wahine'........Wahine is maori for women...........it was fabulous and the girls who made it were so lovely.
I am liking wearing dresses over dresses at the moment........a bit of 'double frocking' for winter. This wee home made rose dress was a nice find at Sallies, as was the little cream hand-knit cardigan and
the brown crochet bag is a new favourite at the moment.....from 'Modern Miss'.
I wore this to class on Saturday..............oh its so much fun.........
We have been learning to spin and this week we did some needle felting........its brilliant, next week weaving, I can't wait.
Now if I could just get this crocheting thing right.....my first attempt looks like a fur-ball a cat threw up.
Oh well...........I may not be able to double crochet but I always have double frocking.
PS: To all the lovely poppets here in NZ who have been experiencing some terrible earthquakes......
We are thinking of you and sending you a very big hug and much love.....take care. xxxxx
We have been busy little garden bunnies........it was time to tidy up all the dead growth, cut back some trees and clean out the glasshouse. We also decided to make the big veggie garden more manageable by making smaller bricked areas and a path in the centre. I then made a stick tee-pee thing to grow some sweet-peas on in summer, that should keep the wee honey bees happy.
Look at the little green shoots that have poked their little heads out.......spring is on its way.
The big project that I was working on last week was an entry in to the Cadburys Chocolate Carnival wearable arts competition.........I found out yesterday my entry has been selected for judging next Tuesday.......so excited. I will let you poppets see what I made after that.