17 April 2008

skirt #7

It's been a little while between skirts so it was nice to be given one the other day for assembly. This one is a wrap skirt in charcoal wool with pale blue and grey raw silk trimmings. The photos don't do the blue justice, it really glowed. The lining is a striped cotton from good ol' Spotlight. Tara is going to hand embroider some birds on it.

Lately Tara has been concentrating on making small purses with (machined) free motioned bird motifs that are absolutely gorgeous and selling them at Cocoon here in Launceston. These purses have a backing of leather and the problem she is experiencing at the moment is that her Bernina is struggling to sew through all the thicknesses. So this is where The Thug will come into it's own. I think Tara is also planning some satchel type of bags with multiple layers of leather which only The Thug could handle - like a hot knife through butter!

While I was at Spotlight today I picked up some charcoal wool blend for myself for a little project that's been in the planning and 'tis still a secret. :o)