09 September 2008

ant's pants

Isn't he just dashing? Again, excuse the photo - I hate using the flash. Anyways, we went out for a friends birthday last Friday night and the boy wore his new wool dacks for the first time along with the shirt I made a few weeks ago.

When we were in Melbourne back in July Ant found a shirt in a shop which caught his eye, lots of splashes of orange, yellow and bits of red and other colours. All very random and Jackson Pollock-y. He offered the sales assistant a cash amount for less than the tagged price but she said she couldn't do that, so when we left the store I said I'd go to Spotlight, find a similar fabric and make him the shirt. I'll have to take a photo of the fabric in daylight as this one doesn't do it justice. He's already had a few compliments on it which is pretty good as he's only worn it twice.

So here's my new dog walking jacket. It turned out a bit bigger than I'd like and I had to buy a heavier duty zip just to get the length I needed. It has a hood too and I was supposed to put a draw string in that but left it out as I didn't see the point, I don't really like using hoods anyway. The next one I do I might attach a ribbed collar instead, easy peasy.

And the lovely Cathy passed on the Kreativ Blogger award to me and some other crafty people. Thanks Cathy!!

I'm supposed to pass on the award to 5 other bloggers but again I can't decide and I don't want to leave anyone out either, there's just too many creative bloggers out there!


  1. OK... Now tell me why is Ants head in his photo and yours isnt???
    Both of your creations look gr8...
    I like hoodies simply for the fact the hood part hanging down my back keeps me even warmer.. hehe..

  2. Jen, Ant's duds are a triumph! He's now as handasome as. No, really I admire you. I simply refuse to make trousers with zips any more.

    Why is that that patterns are so wildly sized. I made a tank top last summer that was a disaster. At least your jacket looks alright.

    Just a thought.. why don't you shape at the sides a litte, take some of the bulkiness out; make it look slightly fitted?

    Congratulations on the award - it's well deserved!

    Have a great day,
    Ann :)

  3. I love the shirt. Jen you just amaze me.

    Inquiring minds want to know.Why is your head missing and Ant's head is not?