Friday, September 26, 2008

Up in Smoke!

On my way home from College the other day I spied a huge black column of smoke in the sky, with the biggest flames you ever did see, licking around the base of a building which was totally obscured. Seriously, this was a massive fire which could be seen, not only throughout our town and county, but also as far as the surrounding counties! A carpet factory had gone up in smoke and a combination of spray adhesives and heating boilers had created an enormous explosion. The fire raged for days and required 16 fire engines to tackle the blaze. Is it very bad that my first instinct was to photograph it for my blog? Is it even worse that I did it whilst driving along the dual carriageway at approximately 60 miles per hour? Yes, I'm a little ashamed that at the first sign of something 'out of the ordinary', my neck immediately turned to rubber and I probably paid more attention to the skies and that ominous pillar of smoke lurking over the town, than I did to the traffic. Luckily for me the traffic was pretty quiet as it was mid afternoon!

I finished my diary cover by the way. I found some wonderful gold elastic that matched the gold swirls on the fabric.


It hooks round a golden button at the back and keeps the diary closed as well as holding in whatever loose papers I have tucked inside. I'm a bit of a bugger for that! All sorts of bits and pieces get shoved into the back cover.

Just look how gorgeous this fabric is! Waves of turquoise and emerald green, and look how well the button matches that theme. Yummy!

Do you remember this sari silk I had? I finally got around to doing something with it. I had considered making a pair of wrap pants, but they flap in the wind and you don't want to see my thighs! That's just not a pretty sight! So in the end, I made these flared pants. As sari silk is pretty sheer, I decided to line it with some turquoise lining fabric. They need ironing (I'm have to see if I can find the travel iron) but I'm pretty pleased with them.  

Look at the lovely sheen this silk has. They should be pretty warm too since they're lined. 

Have a great weekend!




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