Sunday, 24 August 2008

It's clothing Jim-but not as we know it!

I'm sure the only reason some of you are still visiting my blog is in the hope that you might get a glimpse of these babies! Anna's nappy leaked all over Daddys legs this afternoon and he came down stairs in his new trousers made by my Mum.

Mum thinks they are awful and a crime against man, fashion, fabric and all things holy.....we think they are ace!
I am particularly in love with Simons arse obviously but more precisely these contrast pockets from a fabric sample book.
In other, less exciting business I couldn't remember if I'd shown you my new line in brooches. I embellished a tiny piece of felt, cut two circles much larger and in a complementary colour. Then I used my Cuttlebug to cut a tiny window for the embellished area and added pretty bits. I really like these and will be trying this one on Folksy. I love the fact the brooches make a little material go along way.
The shop I sell brooches to in Deal had given me a list of their 'Autumn colours', in which I dutifully made some brooches but I have to say my heart wasn't totally in it. I have never been a girl to get excited about beige being the new green and all that stuff and nonsense. Anyway I had to cleanse my creative soul and did it by making these; fluffy pink is not the new black, orange net is not the new silk, that is not a semi-precious stone at the centre....it's just fun. I love it....for me this is what it's about. I think I have had a tiny epiphany; I don't like tasteful. It doesn't sing to my soul. This does!

11 comments:

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

ha ha ha!! rofl
Does he actaully wear these out in public or are they purely for 'lounging at home' - a naughties version of the smoking jacket!
Wow! You've got all the gadgets haven't you? Embellisher. Cuttlebug. I'm so jealous :o)If we lived closer to one another you'd be my very best friend!! hee hee The pink stuff is definitely the best - I agree.

Griffin said...

Hurrah! These are fab trews! He looks great... and the orange shirt goes perfect with them. Now he just needs the jacket to go with them.

I suspect you just don't like being told what is either 'fashionable' or 'tasteful' because someone else says it is. Me neither, I don't have time for that kind of nonsense.

I only have to know what's prescribed as fashionable for my costume collection and that's it. Otherwise I get what I like and damn the consequences By George!

Gina said...

Great trousers! There's a man who's very secure in himself!

JuliaB said...

Very lovely brooches, and I love the pink ones too! But tell me ... What is a cutlebug??????????? It sounds like an insect with very sharp pincers ...

Tip Top said...

Hmhm-hmmmmm!! Those pink fluffy things are fab!!

Do you want some of my foam daisy flowers? I think they'd work well with the fluffy pink! Have a look at some of my more recent blog entries (then again I think I'm doing 2 a day at the mo hehhehe!) to see what I mean! If you do, let me know and I'll get your address from Daisie or Swirly! Jobs a good un!!

Jenni said...

Why did your (lovely talented) mum make these trousers if she doesn't like them? Does she just send you the junk she doesn't want like I do?
;-)

Daisie said...

Fabulous trolleys and beautiful brooches, you really do have it all!
XXX

Kate said...

Well, I hate to burst the shop's bubble, but I have seen the new season's colours, and they are black, fuchsia and possibly tangerine. Much more conducive! Aubergine as well. I don't think Gok is going with green is he????!!
Anyway (I hate drabness too). Just a quickie to say Yes, it is that easy! Just remember to stitch your acrylic felt first. When I was at college they used to go on about using metallic thread as the rayon will melt, but mine never has. Just make sure you melt on a heatproof surface (the ceramic hob probably isn't the best choice tho!!). If you don't have a heat tool, use a paint stripper gun. Just watch your fingers!! xx

Genie said...

love the Trousers, and the brooches

Jackie said...

What is a cuttlebug? I want one.
Lovely brooches.

liz said...

Love the pink brooches, I'm not a fan of tasteful either