Monday, 18 May 2009

Payment in.......pretty tops!

Hello! I feel like I have been very quiet on the old crafting front lately. I don't seem to have finished much that is new and exciting and a lot of my energies are going into organising the Makey 'do'. I have got some exciting news on that front but I will post about that on the other blog first.

I have also had my first experience of taking the children camping this weekend. I am knackered! We drove to Bristol (ish) and camped in a family members back 'garden' with seven other adults and four other children. It was lovely to spend family time together and it was all very well organised for us, which was lucky as I seemed to have taken nothing very useful and even had to borrow tea bags. It was a good lesson in what we need to do for next time and an even better lesson in just how ruddy cold it can be in May.


You may be wondering what the clothing pictures are all about; my fashion signature is definitely more Coco the clown than Coco Channel, so clothing doesn't normally feature here. But this top is special, not only is it what I'll be wearing to Alice's wedding in a few weeks for-which-I-must-pull-my-finger-out-and-make-the-place-markers-and-favours, (I've found that if I say it quickly in one breath I don't actually have a panic attack!) but it is also a payment for my work. The lovely shop which stocks my brooches took a dozen off me last week and when I started browsing for a top she picked this out for me and we did a swap. I love it- I love the top, and I love the swapping thing, and I love the fact that the trousers that I found to match were a lonely pair on the M&S sale rail in my size and the perfect colour........now if anyone wants to make me a choker in exchange for a brooch and some hair clips.........

7 comments:

treaclezoo said...

Wow, what a swap! That is an exquisitely embroidered piece of art you'll be wearing, bet you'll look fab. - are you going to model it for us ;o) ??

JuliaB said...

WHat a lovely top Jenny! I bet you look gorgeous in it. It has inspired me to get on with some clothes sewing!. I like a bit of barter every now and then. Much better than exchanging money. x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What a great idea to swap!
Very pretty top.

Kitty said...

You're going to look gorgeous in that beautiful top. Well done on the swap - brilliant. x

wonderwoman said...

i love swapping - i'm making a little quilt for a friend and she's a hairdresser, so i'm getting and cut and also highlights!!!

xx

Jules said...

Wow, another Sandwich crafter! ... Well, Eastry actually. I'm not quite as much a Magpie but I'm seriously thinking of making some ACT's to use some of those never ending craft scraps up! I love the top :-)

Sharon said...

Great swap! It's a beautiful top!