Sunday, May 06, 2007

Dyeing happily...

I've been quite busy lately, I had a couple of commissions for bookmarks (okay, that won't make me rich, but it's all word of mouth y'know?) so I painted the background the other day and when it's dry, I'll cut it up and pop it in the blank. I love the colours in it! I hope the recipient does too.
I've also been crocheting flowers off and on - I had an idea ages ago to make a hundred flower scarf and every now and then I make a few more. I must admit, I hadn't done any for a while, but I had a few people send me flowers with my Rapunzel scarf supplies, so it's started me off on them again! It's a nice theraputic past-time, crocheting flowers, and I'm using up all the useless little scraps that aren't good for anything else!

I found a gorgeous skirt yesterday in a charity shop - but it was white. That's no problem for a crafty chick like me, so I dyed it purple last night and when it's dry, I shall embellish it with little shisha mirrors and ribbon trim. I love maxi skirts and this ones excellent because it's not too flared. I'm only small, so alot of the peasant skirts that have been in fashion have too much material in them and kind of drown me. I look huge in them - this ones A-line, with a cute little flounce at the bottom and a bit of embroidery. Much more flattering!

I'm on a bit of a crocheting kick at the moment - I crocheted a couple of necklaces last night for Purpleone on Craftster - with a name like that, how could I not pick her! *lol* I finished my stuff for the POTC swap, but as it's a Bank Holiday, it won't get posted till Tuesday now. My poor partner Phantomssiren has fallen down the stairs and done herself an injury (methinks that maybe there was a large quantity of alcohol involved somewhere along the line *lol*) and will be sending late. Must have been a bad injury to interfere with crafting! Hope she gets better soon.




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